Off to Real World Studios

Happy 2017! just 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 In case you haven’t already seen this, here’s a lovely documentary about my Hidden Notes project...

Jazzviews best of 2016

Another great year for the music with many superb new releases and a ressue programme that continues to serve as a reminder of the the history of jazz, and introduce a new generation to some of the past masters. Here is our selection of some of the essential albums of 2016....

In-depth interview for Jazzviews about finding the Hidden Notes

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...

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

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 Ralph Wyldand guitarist Rob Updegraff. Martin builds improvisations with a fine concern for tonal subtleties, shrewdly making use of multiphonic sounds and...