The Hidden Notes Review

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

    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...

Forthcoming double album and UK tour

“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 instrument that he has succeeded where others have not dared tread…...