JWQ Showcase 2017

Sunday, March 12, 2017

USA: Loz Speyer's Inner Space-Life On the Edge (LEO RECORDS 2017)

CD LR 782

Ever since the end of the '60s and the timeless recordings by the Art Ensemble of Chicago, I have been looking for a band with the same kind of aesthetics — deep emotions, subtlety, simplicity, weightless swing. It is the aesthetics of understatement which is louder than a thunder. At last this band is here — Loz Speyer's INNER SPACE, with Chris Biscoe and Rachel Musson playing saxophones, Olie Brice bass, Gary Willcox drums and Loz Speyer trumpet. "Life on the Edge", their debut CD for Leo Records, recorded on the back of extensive touring, really captures the live interactive quality of the music. With 11 pieces of average duration of about 6 minutes, it is a broadcaster's paradise. A jewel in the catalogue of Leo Records.