John Surman has made some interesting recordings over the years, but this CD with John Warren may well be his best ever. Surman plays soprano and baritone sax, alto and bass clarinet, and piano on this recording, fronting a brass choir comprising three trumpets, two trombones, and two bass trombones, supported by bass and drums, all under the direction of conductor John Warren. The musical textures that result are rich and rewarding, with Surman's reeds alternately dancing above and then blending right in with the brass. Rich, warm, well polished instruments playing rich, warm, well-polished music in rich, warm, well-polished sound. NOTE: I am reviewing the CD, not the MP3 version, which probably has less dynamic sound.