Loz Speyer Quartet “In The Key Of Monk”
Entry Requirements: Under 18s to be accompanied by an appropriate adult
A fine new band with a fresh and open sound playing the music of great Thelonious Monk, interspersed with Speyer’s own compositions. Ahead of its time, Monk’s music showed the way from blues to bebop top beyond. London trumpeter Loz Speyer is deeply influenced by Monk and his own music takes off from there with rhythmical patterns and changes never used before, demanding something extra from the musicians in the way of being centred, in the moment, in real time. The quartet, Loz Speyer, trumpet & flugelhorn, James Kitchman, guitar, Andrea DiBiase, double bass & Dave Storey, drums invites you to join them in this, the second celebration of Thelonious Monks’s 100th birthday. “Sparky, open, attractive jazz with all the punch and accessibility customarily associated with rock music ….” Chris Parker, the Times.