Loz Speyer – trumpet, flugelhorn
Chris Biscoe - alto sax, alto clarinet
Rachel Musson - tenor/soprano sax
Olie Brice - double bass
Simon Roth – drums
The New Year is now in full swing and we’re kicking off our programme in earnest this week with the prolific Loz Speyer – who brings a quintet of playful adventurers to our Amersham stage, enjoy!
Inner Space Music
Following in the musical footsteps of the likes of Mingus, Ornette, Steve Lacy, Inner Space Music takes improvisational music into new territory. Compositions such as Rocket Science and From A to B to Infinity play around with a combination of fast time, slow time and free time, as a flexible framework for improvising, exploring that fine line between structure and freedom that is such a central theme in the jazz tradition.
"Serious fun of the first order - highly recommended!" - Mike Butler, Metro, CD review
"There was something utterly warm and personal about this gig, and very moving. Even though the leader’s trumpet was often to the fore, his role seemed as much to create situations that forced the band to think on their feet or to stitch together different fragments of a tune with frantic signaling as the moment dictated..." - Mike Collins, live review, Bristol gig 2011
"One of the happiest evenings I've heard in jazz for many a long night. Like all the best innovators, they're hard to categorise. I haven’t heard a band who made my feet itch so much I wanted to get up and dance, though the shifting time signatures and floating bar-lines of their rhythms might make it a bit difficult... Music as rare as this defies description. Go along and see them! Or get their forthcoming CD...” - Karl Dallas, the Morning Star, Halifax gig 2005
You can get a sneak preview of the band via these videos:
Rocket Science - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJ5nzeM5Wqw
Tip of the Iceberg - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sT11mrmIILA
Deep Sea Spirit - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DjJqh7a5SI
The Tiger - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dycakVGYbao
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As ever, doors open at 8.30, £5-in, with the well-stocked bar open ‘til midnight…see you there next Tuesday!