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Alistair Martin

24 year old Alistair Martin is a Trumpet player and Composer from London. After attending The Brit School, he studied Jazz at the Royal Academy of Music. Alistair cites Miles Davis, David Bowie and Kanye West as influences, in the way that they cross genres, take risks and have evolved as artists. Alistair’s ambitious debut album Oblivion features some of London’s most exciting young jazz musicians; Quinn Oulton, Will Barry, Dave Storey and Daisy George. The concept album has been hugely influenced by current social and political issues, such as climate change and conflict, as well as many others.



The 24-year-old British trumpeter professes to be a fan of David Bowie and Kanye West, but he doesn’t let us hear anything about that on his debut album. Instead, he prefers to go back in time with his quintet to the era of post-bop and, of course, to Miles Davis’ classic mid-sixties formation. And Alistair Martin does this very convincingly, signalling not only an astonishing virtuosity on his instrument, but also as a talent who links history with a contemporary conception.


Alistair Martin explores the tonal spectrum of the trumpet with incredible delicacy and intensity, experimenting with structural and dynamic contrasts

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Album Discography

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson


Unit Records


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