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Spark 06:58
Acrobat 05:40
Longbeat 07:02
Wild Card 04:19
So Long 04:47


'Spark', is a totally improvised duo with Mark Sanders, but Martin still remains true to his melodic concept and Mark's playing ranges from groove based to complete abstraction. He creates unique sounds from his instruments, with a dynamic range from a whisper to a roar.

An interesting diversion for Speake...the extent to which he avoids repetition confirms how steadily he continues to evolve.
The Guardian

Drummer Mark Sanders is a gifted player capable of seamless movement between free-rhythms and propulsive swing.
The Guardian

Even in this setting Speake is primarily concerned with developing ideas, each piece has a sense of logical completeness.
The Guardian

Spark may be defined by spontaneity and exploration, but it's also remarkably accessible.
All About Jazz


released October 24, 2018

Martin Speake - alto saxophone
Mark Sanders - drums & percussion


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Martin Speake London, UK

Saxophonist, improviser, composer, jazz educator and nutritional therapist.
Own record label Pumpkin Records.
Recorded 18 cds as leader ft. many great musicians including Mike Outram, Jeff Williams, Paul Motian, Bobo Stenson, Oren Marshall, Mark Sanders, Colin Oxley, Nikki Iles, Barry Green,Dave Wickins, Simon Thorpe, Mick Hutton, Dharambir Singh, Sarvar Sabri and many more.
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