Composer and multi-instrumentalist John Surman has been a leading figure in European jazz since the 1960s, his transcendent music drawing not only on jazz but also folk, electronica and the English choral tradition.
In this joint commission with BBC Radio 3 and Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, he appears at London Jazz Festival with his new work, Lifelines, for piano, saxophones and the Bolsterstone Male Voice Choir.
Surman also plays a solo set, drawing on material from Saltash Bells, his first solo record on ECM in some years, and one in the same tradition of pastoral electronica as his landmark The Road to St Ives.
'Perhaps the most gifted British jazzman of this generation.' The Times