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John Surman: Saltash Bells

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Multireedist John Surman’s first solo effort in nearly two decades is a deeply autobiographical affair, consciously evoking his youth in the English West Country. The title, Saltash Bells, references the chimes of a church in Cornwall that Surman recalls hearing from his sailor father’s dinghy, as the two navigated the narrow passage between Cornwall and his own native Devon.

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