Loz Speyer – trumpet, flugelhorn
Chris Biscoe – alto sax, alto clarinet
Rachel Musson – tenor sax, sop sax
Olie Brice – double bass
Gary Willcox – drums
Inner Space Music plays jazz with a rare warmth and immediacy, enriched by deep affinities with the likes of Ellington, Mingus, Ornette and beyond… The compositions combine rhythmic changes with subliminal references that synthesize trad, be-bop, straight-ahead and free jazz. The music has a fiercely interactive energy and a deep sense of fun, all the stronger following the band’s recent nationwide tour, and latest recording for release on Leo Records. A unique combination of distinctive individual musicians, not to be missed!
“No one writes music quite like Loz Speyer…” John Fordham, the Guardian
“Serious fun of the first order – highly recommended!” – Mike Butler, Metro
“One of the happiest evenings I’ve heard in jazz for many a long night… Music as rare as this defies description. Go along and see them!” – Karl Dallas, the Morning Star
Roland Bates: keyboards
Dylan Bates: violin, saw, mediaeval fiddle, overtone flute, xaphoon
Steve Myers: great bass recorder
Steve Myers and brothers Roland and Dylan Bates have been playing together regularly since the mid ’80s when they were members of a band called Blood, Blood and Blood. They combine mediaeval instruments and electronics to create an eerie and startling soundworld. Their first performance as Bitten By A Monkey took place 16 years ago and the group has since played at some grand venues such as Hampton Court, the British Museum (when they wrote and performed original music for a production of Aristophanes’ Wasps) and Chelsea Physic Garden, as well as The Vortex and The Klinker.
This is probably one of the few times you’ll get to hear someone improvising on a great bass recorder – it’s worth coming down for that alone!
Plum Pyne Thornton Trio
An exciting new trio featuring:
Ingrid Plum: vocals www.ingridplum.com
Andy Pyne: drums www.foolproofprojects.co.uk
Timothy Thornton: piano www.timothythornton.co.uk