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John Martin is a London based saxophonist and composer. After studying composition with Nikki Iles and Eddie Parker at Middlesex University, John went on to play as a sideman in many bands on both the jazz and world music scenes. He has preformed and guested with: Gareth Lockrane, Roberto Pla, Dele Sosimi, the legendry ska band The Beat and the award-winning singer Liane Carroll. He is a member of the critically acclaimed contemporary jazz folk septet Metamorphic and the Dr Das Dubnoiz Coalition, the side project of Dr Das, the bass player and founding member of the Asian Dub Foundation. His début album “Dawning” was reviewed as ‘one of the most fascinating and beautiful releases’ of 2011, receiving positive testimonials from both Kenny Wheeler and Iain Ballamy
By Bryan Davis
Label: Zoho Music
Track listing: The Late Late Show; I Love the Life I Live; Harlem Nocturne; Mary Ann; What’s Your Story, Morning Glory; Parchman Farm; Lonely Avenue; El Blues Esa Mujer; I Don’t Know; Riff’n on McGriff’n; Fool’s Paradise; TheMooche; You’re Humbuggin’ Me; The Late Late Show.
By John Martin
Label: F-IRE Records
Track listing: CD 1: Pentacision, Part 1; Pentacision, Part 2; Heptopia; Prelude; Spirit Of Adventure; Prelude; Tick Tock; CD 2: The Optimistic Pessimist; Prelude; Folklore; Whisper; Giant's Stomp; Eddies; Unity.
by Budd Kopman
The Hidden Notes--Spirit Of Adventure by saxophonist John Martin and his quintet (Ralph Wyld on vibes, guitarist Rob Updegraff, drummer Tim Giles and Tim Fairhall on bass) (mentioned briefly here) is a project that has had a four-year gestation. Calling the naturally occurring harmonics that are produced over the fundamental by all instruments the hidden notes," ...
by Bruce Lindsay
Laura Cole, leader, pianist, arranger and songwriter of Metamorphic, dedicates Coalescence, the band's second album, to her great grandfathers Sidney Walker and Mervyn Clifford Cole. What would the two men, pictured in the album booklet's 1923 photo of the Irlam Co-operative Wholesale Orchestra, make of their great-granddaughter's approach to music? We'll never know, but the Orchestra's ...
by Bruce Lindsay
Metamorphic is part of the F-IRE Collective, one of Britain's most innovative and exciting musical organization. Such an association immediately establishes the band as an ensemble of interest--and the music on its debut, The Rock Between, doesn't disappoint. Composer, arranger and keyboardist Laura Cole is Metamorphic's leader, and the member who has the ...
by Chris May
Rachel Musson's SkeinFlight LineF-IRE2011 The London musicians' collective/record label F-IRE can take much of the credit for the emergence of some singular saxophonists during the early to mid-2000s: Peter Wareham (Acoustic Ladyland and Polar Bear), Mark Lockheart (Polar Bear), Finn Peters and Ingrid Laubrock being foremost among ...
by Chris May
The debut album from London saxophonist John Martin comes with some heavyweight commendations. Flugelhornist Kenny Wheeler, whose music inspired one tune and whose influence courses through the disc, calls it a lovely album," and saxophonist Iain Ballamy says it is an honest, cohesive and sophisticated release." Dawning introduces an engaging young saxophonist, in whose music echoes ...