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Spin Marvel

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Spin Marvel
Spin Marvel


Spin Marvel is eclectic to say the least. Combining fluid groove playing with powerhouse virtuosity, France augments his conventional drum kit with electronic pads that trigger various loops and samples - at times adding texture rather than pulse, at others, building from tightly woven complex phrases to exhilarating rhythms. Martin France's debut recording as leader, he is joined by bassist Tim Harries who has been described by the Guardian as "capable of a bone-crunching death metal bassline" and has also worked with Brian Eno, DJ/Composer/Producer David Holmes and, David Sylvian. John Parricelli joins them on guitar and Norwegian Terje Evensen, programming, sequencing and keyboards. Martin France's Spin Marvel is fresh, imaginative and visionary, providing a bracing reminder of the persistence of creative energy in jazz. This is jazz of our time. France began his recording career at the age of 19 for ECM records. France went on to record several albums for the ECM, and toured with some of their bands throughout he 80's and 90's. France was also a member of the 80's big band Loose Tubes where he began long standing partnerships with many of its members. In fact, founding members Django Bates and Iain Ballamy are now key members of the Spin Marvel live band. Since then, Martin has performed and recorded with some of the world's best and most diverse musicians including David Gilmour, John Taylor, Kenny Wheeler, Lee Konitz, Dave Holland, Steve Swallow, The Yellowjackets, Nils-Petter Molvaer, Bugge Wesseltoft, Mike Gibbs, Maria Schneider and Sidse.


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