Thurs 2 May


£10 / £8 conc / £6 student

Doors 8:15 • Band 9:00–11:00


Malay Tone Poem

“Martin Speake is one of the most interesting and rewarding alto  saxophonists now playing jazz on any continent.”  Thomas Conrad  Jazz  Times

This unusual trio of alto saxophone, guitar and drums brings together all of Martin’s musical influences alongside his favourite musical partners The three musicians are committed to improvising in the moment and will feature compositions from their new double cd Always A First Time on Martin’s Pumpkin label.

Meditative ballads, trance like grooves, free improvisation, minimalism, jazz standards, Arabic influenced music, heavy metal guitar, unaccompanied solos from each player and more are featured in this unique and intimate trio. 

Martin's fellow musicians, American drummer Jeff Williams and British guitarist Mike Outram are two other outstanding improvisers and have been described as follows: 

 "There is no musician with such complete control of the sounds coming out of a guitar. Mike Outram plays the sweetest wailing rock guitar in Britain. It’s a sound of great beauty."   Seb Scotney, London Jazz

"In a career that has spanned more than 40 years, drummer Jeff Williams  has honed a sound that seamlessly blends a sinewy, propulsive rhythmic  sense with a masterful appreciation of space and atmosphere." Matthew  Miller, The New York City Jazz Record

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