Loz Speyer's Inner Space

Date : 02 / 06 / 2018
Time : 7.30pm
Price : £10 on the door. Students £5.
Phone : 07415 892 436

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Loz Speyer’s Inner Space

Loz Speyer’s Inner Space plays jazz of a rare warmth and immediacy. Combining rhythmic changes with references that synthesize New Orleans, Bebop and Free Jazz, each piece of music evolves its own form, its own balance of structure and freedom, its own atmosphere. There are audible echoes of Mingus, Monk, Ornette and beyond – but as is always vital in jazz, the key is live, in the immediacy of these five highly distinctive musicians, working it all out in the here and now. 

**** “The integrity they bring to the emerging free jazz push-pull structure of ’Space Music’ pilots the musicians further towards destinations unknown.” Philip Clark, Jazzwise

Loz Speyer – trumpet, flugelhorn 
Chris Biscoe – alto sax, alto clarinet
Rachel Musson – tenor sax, soprano sax
Olie Brice – double bass
Gary Willcox – drums  

This summer, Inner Space take their 2017 album “Life on the Edge” on the road, along with new compositions and collectively composed music, for an 11 date tour of the UK – starting at the Verdict, Brighton on 12 April and finishing at the Vortex London on 26 June 2018 – with Arts Council support.

For the new music commissioned for the tour, Loz Speyer is writing a series of “portraits” dedicated to particular Jazz innovators – John Stevens, Steve Lacy, Sun Ra; and, in a new direction for Inner Space, there will be music collectively composed by the whole band, with fragments by different band members assembled and developed in rehearsal and evolving during the tour.

The tour is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

“Upon listening, I was hooked…. the contrapuntal moments when the horns venture just over the edge make me think that if ODJB had arrived 100 years later they may have sounded like this.” Bebop Spoken Here (UK)
**** “superb outing, that effectively highlights the leader’s jarring and perceptively constructed compositions… foot-stomping jazz grooves and largely, memorable thematic sojourns—all enacted with chutzpah and vivacious soloing escapades.” Glen Astarita, AllAboutJazz (USA) full review here
“The 11 pieces here, captured in a single day’s recording, profit throughout from the deeper interaction honed by live performance. The rhythm section has tremendous heft… While you listen, thoughts of influences fall away and you can just enjoy this newly created music for itself. That is the sound of success.” Jon Turney, London Jazz News (UK)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8ipaili298

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