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…...

John Martin’s Hidden Notes Quintet@The Vortex Jazz club

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 working on expanding the sound world of the saxophone from a monophonic to a polyphonic instrument. Through the process...