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Off to Real World Studios

Posted on Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Real World Studios

Happy 2017!
Here’s a quick update. I’m very excited to announce that I’m off to Peter Gabriel’s, Real World Studios this weekend to record Metamorphics 3rd album ‘Digging for Memories’

 

My Hidden Notes record made the best albums of 2016! http://www.jazzviews.net/albums-of-the-year-2016.html

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Jazzviews best of 2016

Posted on Wednesday, 11 January 2017

John Martin's Hidden Notes Quintet

 

 

http://www.jazzviews.net/albums-of-the-year-2016.html

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New documentary film about The Hidden Notes

Posted on Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Great new documentary about my Hidden Notes project by Kevin Brown from Mother Brown Films. Www.motherbrownfilms.com

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In-depth interview for Jazzviews about finding the Hidden Notes

Posted on Friday, 22 July 2016

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John Martin’s recent CD, The Hidden Notes, was CD of the week on Jazz Views and his combination of straight and multiphonic playing was intriguing enough for me to approach John for an interview to discover more about his detailed investigation into this intriguing sound world.   

http://www.jazzviews.net/int-john-martin—finding-the-hidden-notes.html

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“The Hidden Notes – Spirit of Adventure” gets 4 stars from Jazzwise, The Arts Desk and The Jazz Mann

Posted on Friday, 22 July 2016

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 The Arts Desk
http://www.theartsdesk.com/new-music/cd-john-martin-hidden-notes
The Jazz Mann
http://www.thejazzmann.com/reviews/review/the-hidden-notes-spirit-of-adventure/
Jazzwise

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The Hidden Notes – Spirit of Adventure album review – AP Reviews

Posted on Tuesday, 5 July 2016

The Hidden Notes - AP reviews

CHARTING the lesser-known seas of saxophone multiphonics, this 2CD quintet release from John Martin is defined by its title – a spirited voyage of adventure in search of ‘the hidden notes’.

Martin explains that, around ten years ago …

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The Hidden Notes – Spirit of Adventure album review – Thejazzbreakfast

Posted on Tuesday, 5 July 2016

The Hidden Notes Review

You could be forgiven for thinking on occasions while listening to this band of vibraphone (Ralph Wyld), guitar (Rob Updegraff), double bass (Tim Fairhall) and drums (Tim Giles) that it was fronted by multiple saxophones. That is because John Martin, who plays tenor …

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The Hidden Notes – Spirit of Adventure album review – The Guardian

Posted on Tuesday, 5 July 2016

The Hidden Notes Review

 

 

John Martin, the young British tenor saxophonist, is currently on a UK tour with this thoughtful and technically adventurous music, in a fittingly skilful quintet, including prizewinning Royal Academy vibraphonist and composer …

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Thanks to Chris Baber@Jazzviews for a great 1st review of the new album

Posted on Thursday, 2 June 2016

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JOHN MARTIN – The Hidden Notes: spirit of adventure

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John Martin: tenor saxophone; Rob Updegraff: guitar; Ralph Wyld: vibraphone; Tim Giles: drums; Tim Fairhall: double bass.

This is another superb release from the F-IRE label, and certainly deserves to raise the …

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Forthcoming double album and UK tour

Posted on Saturday, 23 April 2016

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“John Martin has thought (and realised) the unthinkable; harnessing all the crazy and wild multiphonic sounds that a saxophone can make, he has crafted them within the finest compositions. No small feat. These resources are hard to control, and it is a patient labour of some love for the …

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John Martin’s Hidden Notes

Posted on Sunday, 1 September 2013

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John Martin Quartet “Dawning”

Posted on Thursday, 28 April 2011

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Tracklist:

1. I Wish  (7.07)

2. Looking Up  (7.28)

3. Moving On  (7.07)

4. Dawning  (9.48)

5. Quiet Song  (9.09)

6. Swagger  (5.22)

7. All …

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