image for Music item typeLoz Speyer's Time Zone at The Bull's Head

Music, Wed 31 Jan 2018


The Bull's Head

020 8876 5241


373 Lonsdale Road,
SW13 9PY


“Traditional Cuban dance music informs a probing crossover composer’s intelligence, in which time signatures are shuffled and idioms overlaid. Nobody writes music quite like Loz Speyer, and he’s long deserved a bigger stage……” John Fordham, the Guardian. Time Zone plays an innovative "deep fusion" of Cuban music and Jazz - soulful, catchy and rhythmically provocative. Cuban elements are re-assembled, as in collage, or mutated to fit odd meters, yet still with a Cuban feel - these are Bilingual compositions where the groove can change in mid flow, like suddenly turning a corner, a new view opening up, another way of looking at things. This unusual, deeply humorous music expresses some of the surreal complexity of life in Cuba - and of life in general. Speyer's compositions for Time Zone grew out of the collision of Cuban culture with his own, in a personal as well as musical sense; and draw fully on the band's extensive experience in both musical languages, Cuban and Jazz. Time Zone feature Loz Speyer, trumpet, flugelhorn, Martin Hathaway, alto sax, bass clarinet, Stuart Hall, guitar, Dave Manington , double bass, Andy Ball, drums & Satin Singh, congas. “An ensemble led by a trumpeter/composer who has absorbed the essence of Cuban music and distilled it quite cunningly into an improvisatory context, with no compromise to either culture… Gritty, graceful sounds with a dark-light intensity…….” Kevin Legendre, Echoes

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 31 Jan 2018 20:00


£10 Adv / £12 Door
Entry Requirements: Under 18s to be accompanied by an appropriate adult



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