Ron Burnett Reviews “Dawning”

From News

Ahead of our gig at Scarborough Jazz Club tomorrow, Ron Burnett reviews “Dawning” in The York Press…

“Jazz depends on instant improvisation on a given theme, so why should we need recordings to repeat the experience? One answer is that exhilarating though the live experience may be, so many densely packed ideas come out they need many listens to savour.

At a time when internet downloads appear to be the death knell of CDs in the shops, we are thankful for the energies of the musicians who continue to make them. On Wednesday, Scarborough Jazz will present the John Martin Quartet, playing music from their new CD. Dawning (F-IRE Records) is the debut album from the quartet, eight original and rewarding compositions by Martin…”

Read the full review here