Location London and South East, UK
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Last Login: 10/31/2010
Member Since 5/29/2006
Record Label Pumpkin. ECM. Sanctuary. 33. Basho. Spotlite.
BioJAZZ AT THE LUNA LOUNGE 7 CHURCH LANE LEYTONSTONE E11 1PG 8PM EVERY MONDAY THIS VENUE IS VERY CLOSE TO LEYTONSTONE TUBE STATION £5 ADMISSION AND BAR AND INDIAN FOOD I AM PLAYING THERE EVERY MONDAY WITH A QUARTET UNLESS I HAVE A GIG SOMEWHERE ELSE AND THEN THERE WILL BE GUEST SAXOPHONISTS INSTEAD OF ME. I am an alto saxophonist/composer and jazz educator based in London and have various projects of my own. These include duos with percussionist Mark Sanders playing improvised music and with Colin Oxley playing jazz standards... .. A 7 piece called FEVER PITCH playing Arabic/Indian inspired music with Stuart Hall, Chris Batchelor, Oren Marshall, Paul Clarvis, Dawson Miller and Dave Hassell... .. CONSTELLATION playing the music of Charlie Parker with Mike Outram, Simon Thorpe and Dave Wickins... .. EXPLORING STANDARDS with Mick Hutton and Tom Skinner..... SECRET with Nikki Iles, Duncan Hopkins and Anthony Michelli... .. CHANGE OF HEART with Paul Motian, Bobo Stenson and Mick Hutton..... MARTIN SPEAKE GROUP with Mike Outram, Steve Watts and Jeff Williams..... TRISHUL with Dharambir Singh and Sarvar Sabri..... All these projects are available on cd along with some others from www.jazzcds.co.uk.... I teach at Trinity College of Music, Royal Academy of Music and Middlesex University and sometimes privately..... ...... ...... ....
MembersVarious bands over the years... .. CHANGE OF HEART: (ECM) Bobo Stenson, Steve Watts, Jeff Williams..... GENERATIONS: Barry Green, Dave Green, Jeff Williams..... CONSTELLATION-CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF CHARLIE PARKER: Mike Outram, Simon Thorpe, Dave Wickins..... SECRET: Nikki Iles, Duncan Hopkins, Anthony Michelli..... TRISHUL: Dharambir Singh - sitar, Sarvar Sabri - tabla..... SPARK: duo with percussionist Mark Sanders... .. Go to Pumpkin Records on myspace and you can hear 4 tracks from our cd SPARK..... Click on Pumpkin Records in my list of friends..... FEVER PITCH: Oren Marshall, Chris Batchelor, Stuart Hall, Dawson Miller, Dave Hassell, Paul Clarvis..... EXPLORING STANDARDS: Mick Hutton, Tom Skinner..... MARTIN SPEAKE GROUP: John Parricelli, Steve Watts, Steve Arguelles..... DUOS: with Colin Oxley and Phil Lee...
InfluencesKeith Jarrett, Ornette Coleman, Paul Motian, Lennie Tristano, Richard Pryor, Charlie Parker, Bill Evans, Lee Konitz, Miles Davis, Ravel, Steve Coleman, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Warne Marsh, Charlie Haden, Stravinsky, Debussy, James Taylor, Rabih Abou-Khalil, Albert Ayler, Bud Powell, Dr.L Subramaniam, Django Bates, Paul Bley, Bach, Ellery Eskelin, Bill Hicks, Sonny Stitt, Joe Lovano, Derek Bailey, Mike Outram, Dewey Redman, Ed Blackwell, The Beatles, Larry Goldings, Mark Sanders, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Joe Henderson......... I'll finish this some other time.
Sounds LikeA mixture of all of the above.