Martin Speake International Quartet, Dorking

Ian Mellor reviews the saxophonist's small band at the Watermill

During the interval, in the comfortable, lively clubhouse bar and restaurant, US piano genius Ethan Iverson told me he was looking forward to the next day when he could search Dorking for the statue of Ralph Vaughan Williams which stands near the entrance to the popular local concert hall. “I believe he used to live near here. His sound inspired Wayne Shorter and still has a powerful, classical influence on my own music, especially his Lark Ascending”. Earli
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