Daniel Spicer is a writer, broadcaster, improviser and poet based in Brighton, UK.
He writes about music for The Wire and Jazzwise magazines.
His book on Turkish psychedelic music, The Turkish Psychedelic Music Explosion: Anadolu Psych 1965 to 1980, was published by Repeater Books in 2018.
His collected Jazzwise column ‘Lost In The Vaults’ was published as Lost In The Vaults: Rare Collectables and Forgotten Gems From the Jazzwise Magazine Archives by Eleusinian Press in 2019.
He is currently working on a book about Peter Brötzmann, to be published by Repeater.
Since 2006, he has presented the radio show The Mystery Lesson, playing free-jazz and underground improvised music, on Brighton’s Radio Reverb 97.2FM and at totallyradio.com.
He was founder and, between 2014 and 2020, director of Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival.
He has had several volumes of poetry published by various small presses.
As an improviser, he regularly performs in the quintet Bolide and the trio In Threads and has released a number of solo and collaborative projects.