"Somehow, being away from home frees you up from the usual hangups about your own playing and makes you more willing to experiment. I learnt a lot of important principles here that stay with me today. Burned into my memory are visions of late night jams and french wine."
Martin Speake teaches saxophone at Middlesex University and is Professor of Saxophone and Contemporary Music at the Royal Academy of Music. He leads a number of his own groups including ‘The Martin Speake International Quartet’ featuring American drummer Paul Motian, Swedish pianist Bobo Stenson and English bassist Mick Hutton. He has performed with Airto Moreira, The Style Council, Stan Tracey and Jim Mullen amongst many others.
Find out more about Martin Speake at http://www.martinspeake.co.uk/