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Martin Archer


Martin Archer Sopranino, alto, tenor and baritone saxophones, clarinets, recorders, keyboards, software instruments Archer is a composer and improviser equally at home on stage or in the studio, dividing his energies between jazz and non jazz projects. His principle work is the series of CD releases for his own Discus Music label. His current groups include his long standing duo with vocalist Julie Tippetts, the 14 piece AACM influenced big band Engine Room Favourites, 3 piece nu-jazz and electronics trio Inclusion Principle, improvising leftfield rock group Orchestra Of The Upper Atmosphere, and 30 voice performance art choir Juxtavoices


Article: Album Review

Charlotte Keeffe Right Here Right Now Quartet: Alive! In The Studio

Read "Alive! In The Studio" reviewed by John Sharpe

One of the finest up and coming trumpeters on the UK scene, Charlotte Keeffe's résumé includes an ever increasing circle of collaborators including bassist Olie Brice, reedman Colin Webster and multi-instrumentalists Alex Ward and Martin Archer (the latter also boss of the Discus imprint). For the second album from her Right Here, Right Now Quartet, comprising ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Fire! Orchestra, Ralph Alessi, Ron Caines & Karl Evangelista

Read "Fire! Orchestra, Ralph Alessi, Ron Caines & Karl Evangelista" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

Putting this episode together was a most enjoyable time; there was so much to choose out of a whack of new releases with a few “memories" too. On the new release side, you'll hear music from The Netherlands (saxophonist Hristo Goleminov, guitarist Ella Zirina and Tale Tellers From A Timeless Tribe), English free jazz saxophonist Ron ...


Port Of Saints

Label: Discus Music
Released: 2022


The 4, the 8, the 10

Label: Discus Music
Released: 2021


Article: Album Review

KT Reeder: 2021 Jazz

Read "2021 Jazz" reviewed by David Burke

Jazz has always defied convention, its improvisational nature eliciting as much opprobrium as ovation. Ironically, given the libertarian philosophy that underpins it, those who play, critique or listen aren't always so receptive to change, to boundaries being forced, to new territory being mapped out. Remember, there were many who didn't dig bebop at first, many others ...


Adios Al Futuro

Label: Discus Music
Released: 2020
Track listing: Inside Reverse; Buzz Line; Deuce of Gears; Adios al Futuro; Eisblume; Rothko Strobe / Another Place; Oslo Star; Tiefes Blau.


Article: Album Review

Das Rad: Adios Al Futuro

Read "Adios Al Futuro" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

This UK-based band's follow-up to its self-titled 2019 release is a tad less experimental and more grounded in progressive rock and krautrock, aptly called out in the press release. It is an acoustic-electric offering often sweetened by Martin Archer's wistful sax lines, slightly tinged with studio echo to provide a little depth. Moreover, many of these ...


Another Fantastic Individual

Label: Discus Music
Released: 2019
Track listing: Pressure Shocks; Another Fantastic Individual; Song For Zara Grace; Behind The Sun; Song For Corey Mwamba; Rose Bombe / Oreogasm; Close Together; Owl Joins In With The Morning Birds; Jo Jar (composed by Roscoe Mitchell); Battle Lines; Point To Point; Dig Yourself; Baribop.


Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases from Bhate, Bisio, Weiskopf, Eisenstadt and More...

Read "New Releases from Bhate, Bisio, Weiskopf, Eisenstadt and More..." reviewed by Bob Osborne

This week we focus on recent releases from Jaelem Bhate, Jerry Bergonzi, Walt Weiskopf, Dustin Laurenzi, Michael Bisio, and Harris Eisenstadt plus a handful of top tunes from the jazz archive. Playlist Jaelem Bhate “On the Edge" from On the Edge (Self Released) 00:00 Jerry Bergonzi “1st Ray Intention" from The Seven Rays ...


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