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Saxophonist John Martin tells Selwyn Harris about wanting his music to have "the warmth of world and Folk music. His Debut album Dawning makes a good stab at it.  ...

4 star live review form the Jazz Mann!

“An excellent evening of music superbly played by a confident young band. Expect to hear a lot more from the John Martin Quartet” The Jazz Mann John Martin Quartet Dempsey’s, Cardiff, 24/05/2011 For me, “Dawning”, the début album by this fine young quartet led by the saxophonist and composer John Martin has been one...

great photo and album review on jazz breakfast

This debut recording by tenor and soprano saxophonist John Martin, pianist Jonjo Grisdale, double bassist Tim Fairhall and drummer Andy Ball might have been made in an Italian studio, but it is a vital new addition to a thoroughly modern and specifically English kind of jazz....

Check out this great review by Ian Mann!

The young saxophonist and composer John Martin seems to have emerged fully formed from the jazz course at Middlesex University (also the birthplace of Led Bib) where he studied composition with Nikki Iles and Eddie Parker. Martin recently impressed as a member of pianist and composer Laura Cole’s Metamorphic group (their album “The Rock...