The jazz festival may be over come Monday, but there’s no rest for the wicked (and also jazz in London isn’t limited to 10 days in November) so we’re kicking on and closing November in style with trumpeter / composer Loz Speyer and his band Inner Space Music!
Inner Space Music:
Loz Speyer – trumpet / compositions
Chris Biscoe – alto sax / alto clarinet
Rachel Musson – tenor sax / soprano sax
Olie Brice – bass
Simon Roth – drums
Following in the footsteps of the likes of Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus and Ornette Coleman, Inner Space Music takes improvisation into new territory, and frames it within a set of strongly melodic, catchy tunes with references going back into jazz history.
Compositions such as Rocket Science and From A to B to Infinity play around with a combination of fast, slow and free time, as a flexible framework for improvising, exploring the fine line between structure and freedom that is a central theme in the jazz tradition.
…and Five Animal Dances are musical sketches based on the Five Animals Qigong forms (Bird, Tiger, Deer, Bear and Monkey) – a Taoist practise of movement and meditation designed to connect us with the vitality and playfulness of the natural world.
A wonderful gig awaits from a brilliant line-up of musicians and improvisers at the forefront of the UK scene – forget about your festival hangover, or see us as a jazz hair-of-the-dog, if you like!
As ever, doors at 8:30, music from 9; entry only £5.