The Stage Door > What's on > Southampton Jazz Club with Martin Speake & Alyson Crawley Quartet @

Southampton Jazz Club with Martin Speake & Alyson Crawley Quartet

at The Stage Door

Southampton Jazz Club with Martin Speake & Alyson Crawley Quartet

Tuesday 18th January, 2022

Martin Speake and Alyson Crawley Quartet

In All Languages – The Music Of Ornette Coleman

Martin Speake – alto saxophone

Alyson Cawley – tenor saxophone

Calum Gourlay – double bass

Shane Forbes – drums

Over the past few years Alyson Cawley and Martin Speake have been collaborating closely together on diverse projects ranging from exploring South Indian music, to the music of Charlie Parker, to free improvisation. Throughout the lockdown period of 2020 two new projects have arisen inspired by a love of Ornette Coleman and Lennie Tristano.

Ornette Coleman’s melodies are a perfect vehicle for Alyson and Martin to improvise freely together and the band that has formed with the addition of Calum Gourlay and Shane Forbes provides a highly spontaneous and conversational environment for these creative musicians to collectively tell their own story.

Many of Ornette’s melodies have become standards being played by musicians all over the world, such as Lonely Women, Ramblin’, and Law Years. But there are many undiscovered gems that are not played as often or at all by others. We have over 70 tunes to draw on already and the repertoire is growing.

This music is endless. Ornette is the supreme melodist.



£15 for members

£18 for non-members,

£10 for students


Tickets can be purchased online or on the door

More information at:

Book Tickets


The Stage Door
78 West Marlands Road
SO14 7FW

Venue: 02380 630 300

Booking Terms and Conditions

Who we are

This exciting venue brings a fresh approach to evening entertainment - offering a great theatre space upstairs, showing a wide variety of shows...

Stay in touch