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S.O.S.

S.O.S.
Country
England
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S.O.S. was the collaboration of British jazz giants Alan Skidmore (soprano and tenor sax, drums), Mike Osborne (alto sax & percussion), and John Surman (baritone & soprano sax, bass clarinet, synthesizer & keyboards), which lasted from 1974 to 1976.
Website
http://http://cuneiformrecords.com/bandshtml/sos.html
Related articles (1)
Releases on file (2)
S.O.S. — Looking for the Next One S.O.S. — Looking for the Next One
(Cuneiform Rune 360/361, 1975/2013, 2CD)
S.O.S. — Skidmore-Osborne-Surman S.O.S. — Skidmore-Osborne-Surman
(Ogun OGCD 019, 1974/2006, CD)

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