Spin Marvel is originally the brainchild of drummer Martin France in conjunction with Norwegian sound sculptor Terje Evensen and british bassist Tim Harries. For their third release, Infolding (after Spin Marvel (2006) and The Reluctantly Politicised Mr James (2010)), they are joined by celebrated Norwegian trumpeter Nils Petter Molvaer, and british producer/drummer Emre Ramazanoglu.
Together they create spacious and dramatic soundscapes of profound intensity blending aspects of free jazz, ambient music and electronica in new and provocative ways.
France, a veteran drummer on the U.K. jazz scene who played in the cooperative group First House and the big band Loose Tubes during the ‘80s and later worked with Iain Bellamy and Django Bates in the ‘90s, has performed and recorded with some of the world’s great musicians including Kenny Wheeler, John Taylor, Lee Konitz, Dave Holland, Arild Andersen, Ralph Towner and Marc Johnson. Currently a Professor of Jazz (Drums/Percussion) at the Royal Academy of Music in London, he applies his considerable skills and musical touch to the kit in the more open-ended environment of his Spin Marvel projects.