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New release!

“Open Territory” by Freetrio 

Loz Speyer - trumpet, flugelhorn

Olly Blanchflower - double bass

Tony Marsh - drums


Single track Open Territory out now here on Bandcamp where you can also preorder the album, for release on 12/12/21 

Marlbank review here

free improv TRIO


Loz Speyer - trumpet, flugelhorn

Thodoris Ziarkas - double bass

Andrew Lisle - drums


I love the Trio for the immense space it creates and the unique demands it places on us. The distance between bass and trumpet can be harmonised a million different ways by the drums - and likewise between each pair in the triangle.


What we are doing could also be described as sustained instant composition, drawing on many and various sound worlds. Each of us comes from a background in Jazz and we are extending and reaching beyond it, into the unknown.


I have been exploring tumpet trios for some time - in Birds Eye Trio (with Dave Fowler and Alex Keen) we played standards. In Threeway (with Tony Bianco and Julie Walkington) we did our own compositions and jazz standards going free and back. Then in FREETRIO, with Tony Marsh and Olly Blanchflower, it was pure improv (new record release! See below). And likewise in Tumbatareco (with drummer Dave Fowler and Guillaume Viltard or Marcio Mattos on bass).


I see no hard and fast division between improvising on tunes or other structures and playing free - there are different modes of playing, and one can move seemlessly between them.