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David Martin

Guitartist/Bassist living in Minneapolis,MN

About Me

David Martin is a guitarist and bassist, originally from the Ohio/West Virginia area. Most of the last 25 years in Minneapolis playing all styles on both instruments. He was in Portland, OR in 2008-’09 where he's recorded 3 CDs with fellow guitarist Mike Doolin. Newest CD ‘Dark Star' (2016) is here http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/mikedoolindavidmartin1 along with links to their other CDs ‘Reflection'(2009) and Tough Commute (2014). Locally, he plays in Salsa del Soul, Beira Mar Brasil, and accompanies various singers around town such as Maryann Sullivan, Vicky Mountain, and Paula Lammers. He also does a variety of church music at several churches in the Twin Cities area.

My Jazz Story

I love jazz because I like instrumental music and improvisation. I was first exposed to jazz through my great guitar teacher Chuck Biel in high school in West Virginia. I met guitarist Steve Khan. The best show I ever attended was Tribal Tech. The first jazz record I bought was Pat Metheny Group (White album). My advice to new listeners... no smooth jazz and support live music!

My Favorites

  1. Miles Davis - My Funny Valentine
  2. Pat Metheny - Pat Metheny Group
  3. John Scofield - Blue Matter
  4. Tribal Tech - Illicit
  5. Wayne Shorter - Speak No Evil
  6. Joe Henderson - Mode For Joe