Watch an excerpt from John Surman: Flashpoint: NDR Jazz Workshop, April '69.
Flashpoint captures Surman leading a ten-piece ensemble, comprising some of the top players in the 60s British jazz scene. Playing with Surman on this set are trumpet player Kenny Wheeler, saxophonists Alan Skidmore, Mike Osborne and Ronnie Scott, trombonist Malcolm Griffiths, Harry Miller on bass, drummer Alan Jackson alongside Austrian musicians Fritz Pauer on piano and trombonist Erich Kleinschuster.
Recorded at the studios of Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) Hamburg, Germany in April 1969. The full program was originally broadcast on 25 May, 1969. Flashpoint CD/DVD is reviewed by Edwin Pouncey in The Wire 327, and is out on Cuneiform Records.