Brewster's Rooster

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Brewster's Rooster
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Studio album by John Surman
Released 2009
Recorded September 2007
Genre Jazz
Label ECM
Producer Manfred Eicher
John Surman chronology
The Spaces in Between
(2006)The Spaces in Between2006
Brewster's Rooster
Saltash Bells
(2012)Saltash Bells2012

Brewster's Rooster is an album by English saxophonist John Surman with guitarist John Abercrombie, drummer Jack DeJohnette, and bassist Drew Gress recorded in 2007 and released on the ECM label.[1]


The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 4 stars stating "Brewster's Rooster is another high point in Surman's career. This studio band is as sympathetic as his working road unit, and his willingness to place the tradition in the context of his more contemporary, sometimes ambiguous harmonic explorations reveals the roots, shoots, and branches of his art and discipline".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by John Surman except as indicated
  1. "Slanted Sky" (John Warren) - 6:33
  2. "Hilltop Dancer" - 7:26
  3. "No Finesse" - 6:51
  4. "Kickback" - 7:24
  5. "Chelsea Bridge" (Billy Strayhorn) - 5:48
  6. "Haywain" - 6:18
  7. "Counter Measures" - 10:43
  8. "Brewster's Rooster" - 6:36
  9. "Going for a Burton" - 6:47
  • Recorded at Avatar Studios in New York City in September 2007.



  1. ^ ECM discography accessed November 7, 2011
  2. ^ a b Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed November 7, 2011