“Nobody writes world music quite like Loz Speyer” – John Fordham, The Guardian
Clave Sin Embargo: the 3rd studio album from Loz Speyer’s Time Zone
This ‘deep fusion’ of Cuban music and Jazz was born more than 15 years ago when UK trumpeter Loz Speyer was living between London and Santiago de Cuba, studying and performing there with local musicians and delving into the roots of Cuban music – which then began to reappear in altered form in his own music for Time Zone.
Meanwhile his new family life swung between these two far removed worlds, the collision of which shows through in Time Zone’s particular crossover music – soulful, catchy and rhythmically provocative.
“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” – Kevin Legendre, Echoes
The band’s current line-up features maverick guitarist Stuart Hall, ebullient saxophonist Martin Hathaway, conga maestro Maurizio Ravalico, time-wise bassist Dave Manington and the emotive accuracy of drummer Andy Ball.