“Truly exceptional musicians who entertained a full house until we could applaud no more!.. a very memorable evening of music making at the very highest level!” Loddon Mill Arts

2016-05-16T23:23:18+00:00
“Truly exceptional musicians who entertained a full house until we could applaud no more!.. a very memorable evening of music making at the very highest level!” Loddon Mill Arts

"The sounds that Martin finds and works with have an elegance to them that is markedly different from the sort of jarring, squawking that one might associate with overtones and multiphonics and that way in which Martin and his band build these into the pieces is stunning"

Chris Baber - Jazzviews

2016-06-10T10:23:21+00:00

Chris Baber - Jazzviews

“The sounds that Martin finds and works with have an elegance to them that is markedly different from the sort of jarring, squawking that one might associate with overtones and multiphonics and that way in which Martin and his band build these into the pieces is stunning”

"thoughtful and technically adventurous music…Martin builds improvisations with a fine concern for tonal subtleties, shrewdly making use of multiphonic sounds and advanced fingerings… a distinctive voice and an explorer of restless promise"


 

John Fordham - The Guardian

2016-06-10T10:36:22+00:00

John Fordham - The Guardian

“thoughtful and technically adventurous music…Martin builds improvisations with a fine concern for tonal subtleties, shrewdly making use of multiphonic sounds and advanced fingerings… a distinctive voice and an explorer of restless promise”  

"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 throughout, is a master of multiphonics"

Peter Bacon - The Jazz Breakfast

2016-06-10T10:39:35+00:00

Peter Bacon - The Jazz Breakfast

“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 throughout, is a master of multiphonics”

“Few new releases come with quite such a specific technical claim as this double release from British saxophonist John Martin…Martin’s originality is explorative rather than explosive…a technique of infinite subtlety and a restless sensitivity that ruffles and wrestles with existing modes of expression…The understated brilliance of the multiphonics is Martin’s defining feature” Matthew Wrighter – The Arts Desk 

Matthew Wrighter – The Arts Desk 

2016-07-19T16:25:26+00:00

Matthew Wrighter – The Arts Desk 

“Few new releases come with quite such a specific technical claim as this double release from British saxophonist John Martin…Martin’s originality is explorative rather than explosive…a technique of infinite subtlety and a restless sensitivity that ruffles and wrestles with existing modes of expression…The understated brilliance of the multiphonics is Martin’s defining feature” Matthew Wrighter – View Full →

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Great 4 star review for The Hidden Notes – Spirit Of Adventure from Jazzwise

For the past decade the London- based tenor saxophonist John Martin has trodden his own personal path, wary of fashionably hip cutting edges. His associations with ensembles of not only jazz musicians but those interested in playing Ghanaian, folk and pop music gives an extra dimension to the less US-orientated, more Euro-jazz soundworld he favours.…

New double album ‘The Hidden Notes – Spirit of Adventure’ out on F-ire 10th June 2016

“Truly exceptional musicians who entertained a full house until we could applaud no more!.. a very memorable evening of music making at the very highest level!” Loddon Mill Arts 2016-05-16T23:23:18+00:00 “Truly exceptional musicians who entertained a full house until we could applaud no more!.. a very memorable evening of music making at the very highest…