The tunes on Hullabaloo reflect Martin's diverse influences. These include his experiences with the jazz traditions of America and Europe, folk music from around the world, free improvisation and classical music.
Hullabaloo contains nine new tracks from the increasingly important jazz composer Martin Speake. Martin Speake's music has an inherently melodic quality and each musician's contribution is strikingly individual yet subordinate to the collective sound.
The band includes Martin Speake on alto saxophone, John Parricelli on electric and acoustic guitars, Mick Hutton on double bass and Tom Skinner on drums.