Live at Riverhouse
Following the 2008 release of the widely acclaimed 'Generations' on Speake's Pumpkin label, 'Live at The Riverhouse' is the second recording of this band and documents a continuation of their tradition of improvising on standards, made to sound more than a little different by Speake's subtle and thoughtful arrangements, and this accomplished, committed, group of improvisors.
The album was recorded live at the atmospheric Riverhouse Barn in Walton-on-Thames, a venue perfectly suited to a band, which works best when playing acoustically. It captures the group in wonderfully inventive form on tunes such as "Smile", "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" and even Frank Sinatra's least favourite tune "Strangers in the Night".
Personnel: Martin Speake (alto saxophone), Barry Green (piano), Dave Green (double bass), Jeff Williams (drums)
- I've Never Been In Love Before
- When You're Smiling
- Round Midnight
- Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
- Strangers In The Night
- I Love You (sweetheart Of All My Dreams)