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  Derby Museum And Art Gallery The Wardwick | Derby

  Derby Jazz

  24th September 2022 8:00pm

  Standard £15.00

  Students £5.00

  Under 16s £5.00

  Book Tickets

Lox Speyer's INNER SPACE with XHOSA COLE & DEE BYRNE

Inner Space returns to *live* performance with an exciting new lineup featuring saxophonists Xhosa Cole and Dee Byrne, both already making waves with their own groups. Their joining Inner Space opens up the music in new directions.

Inner Space plays jazz with a rare warmth and immediacy. Speyer’s compositions for the band combine references from New Orleans, through Bebop to Free Jazz. Each piece evolves its own form, its own balance of structure and freedom and its own atmosphere. There are audible echoes of Mingus, Monk, Ornette and more - but the key is the immediacy of the playing, with these five highly distinctive musicians working it all out in the Here and Now.

The new lineup builds on a band sound developed during touring in 2015 and 2018 (thanks to Arts Council funding) - and the album “Life on the Edge”, released on Leo Records in 2017, really captures that live, interactive quality of the music. Since then Inner Space has been playing Speyer’s “jazz portrait" compositions, dedicated to particular Free Jazz innovators, with titles such as: Innate Ornette, Sun the One Ra the Far, Chimes for Grimes, Even Stevens - provoking some great improvisation

Lineup

  Gary Willcox Drums

  Olie Brice Bass

  Dee Byrne Tenor Saxophone

  Xhosa Cole Alto Saxophone

  Loz Speyer Trumpet

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