Martin Longley

Martin Longley also writes for Downbeat, Jazzwise, Songlines & The Brooklyn Rail

About Me

Immersed in a stinking mire of dense guitar treacle, I'll tremble across the bedsit floorboards to rifle through a curvatured stack of gleaming laptoppery, picking up a mould-speckled avant jazz platter on the way, all the while attempting to translate these worrying eardrum vibrations into semi-coherent sentences. Right now I'm also writing for Downbeat, Jazzwise, Songlines, London Jazz News & The Brooklyn Rail. I've also contributed regularly to The Guardian, The Independent, the BBC Music website, Mojo, Q, The Gramophone, The Wire, The Quietus, The Arts Desk and Amazon.co.uk.

My Jazz Story

I love jazz because... I was first exposed to jazz... I met [musician name]... The best show I ever attended was... The first jazz record I bought was... My advice to new listeners... Or whatever else you have in mind.