This unusual trio of alto saxophone, guitar (Mike Outram) and drums (Jeff Williams) 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 standard songs, Arabic influenced music, heavy metal guitar, unaccompanied solos from each player and more are featured in this unique and intimate trio.
Martin Speake is one of the most interesting and rewarding alto saxophonists now playing jazz on any continent. Thomas Conrad Jazz Times
Speake is a strikingly talented improviser with a seemingly bottomless well of inspiration. Encyclopedia of Popular Music
‘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