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Barrett Martin

Barrett Martin is a Grammy-winning producer, composer, and renowned session drummer and percussionist who has played on over 100 Jazz, Blues, Rock, and World music albums. His work can be heard on albums by the Barrett Martin Group, REM, Queens Of The Stone Age, Mad Season, Screaming Trees, Walking Papers, Tuatara, Blues legend CeDell Davis, and recording sessions that range from the Peruvian Amazon, to Brazil, Cuba, and even Jerusalem. He recently won a Latin Grammy for his production and drum work on the Brazilian album “Jardim-Pomar.” Barrett holds a masters degree in ethnomusicology and linguistics and has taught at several universities in the United States

Transcendence

Label: Sunyata Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: Invocation; Speak; Sands Of Venus; Swingin On A Moonbeam; Miss Galactic Fantastic; The Asp; Play The 4th Prime; Nebula; Rise & Rise; Listen; Wizard Of The Desert; The Grover; Arrival Of The Queen; Moonfish; Event Horizon.

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Barrett Martin: Transcendence

Read "Transcendence" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Former Grammy Award winner Barrett Martin is a musical renaissance man. He's a busy session artist for film, TV, and has supported name acts amid his membership in several rock bands. However, Martin's compositional skills shine on this revved-up outing that is reminiscent of the burgeoning jazz fusion scene of the 1970s, when musicians integrated rock, ...

Artifact

Label: Sunyata Records
Released: 2012

ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Barrett Martin: Musical Artifacts and Seattle Punk

Read "Barrett Martin: Musical Artifacts and Seattle Punk" reviewed by Jack Gold-Molina

Barrett Martin's primary instrument is the drums, but he has also been known to play upright bass, as well as many different types of ethnic percussion instruments that he has studied formally, often traveling to their countries of origin to seek out Griots and teachers. His musical credits include Seattle bands Skin Yard and Screaming Trees, ...

Atlas

Label: Sunyata Records
Released: 2011

Zenga

Label: Sunyata Records
Released: 2009

Earthspeaker

Label: Sunyata Records
Released: 2006


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