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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 Quintet@The Vortex Jazz club

Posted on Wednesday, 17 June 2015

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Dear All,

I would like to invite you to come and hear some new music from my Hidden Notes project at the iconic vortex jazz club on the 25th of June. 

I have spent the last four years …

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JMQ – The Hidden Notes & Metamorphic @ Kings place 13th Dec 2014

Posted on Sunday, 23 November 2014

John Martin - The Hidden Notes - London jazz festival 2014

Live at The Forge for the 2014 London Jazz Festival

I would like to invite you all to come and join us for a very special gig at kings place on the 13th of dec 2014. It’s a …

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2014 London Jazz Festival Gigs

Posted on Thursday, 13 November 2014

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The Hidden Notes – 14 & 15 November

I’m very happy to have some very nice gigs in this Years London Jazz festival, starting this weekend with my project the Hidden Notes. We are playing at Olivers jazz bar on the 14th and then a daytime free slot at …

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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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Upcoming Events

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31 July 2016, Sunday
The Hidden Notes Tour - St Laurence Chapel (Ashburton)
St Lawrence Chapel, St Lawrence Lane, Ashburton, Devon, TQ13 7DD
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03 August 2016, Wednesday
The Hidden Notes Tour@Vortex, (London)
The Vortex, 11 Gillett Square, London N16 8AZ






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