I had some serious plans to celebrate John Surman´s 65th birthday with a blog post 30 August, but I have to admit I forgot all about it. To straighten things up, I hereby post a video with Surman and Albert Mangelsdorff who celebrates his birthday number 81 today (according to Wikipedia). So, we´re having a party anyway!
AllAboutJazz published a great piece on John Surman 31 August. He talks about his music, how traveling is hard on the instruments and Norwegian taxes! Yes, he´s living in Norway, and I would not have minded to see him on stage here from time to time.