updated: July 29, 2021
"Straight Off" getting a nice
review from Dusty Groove in the U.S.
Martin Jacobsen's got a great touch on the tenor
here – a style that's light, but crisp at the same time –
almost as if you're hearing an alto in action, but with a deeper tonal
range overall! There's a voice here that's very much his own, and which
will certainly have us paying more attention to Jacobsen in the future
– although right now, we're enjoying this album more than enough
to keep us happy! Some of the best tracks here are Jacobsen's own compositions,
which really emphasize his strengths – and get a nice sort of swing
from quartet members who include Hiroshi Murayama on piano, Gilles Naturel
on bass, and Mark Taylor on drums. Titles include "Headway",
"The End Of A Love Affair", "Nightfall", "West
Coast Blues", "Groovy Samba", and "Straight Off".
CD release on SteepleChase
Martin Jacobsen's new album on SteepleChase
Records entitled "Straight Off" has just been released. Martin
is particularly happy with this release since it turned out to be the
last live recording that he did before illness forced him to a one and
a half year hiatus from the jazz scene.
For those of you who have been missing the atmosphere and excitement of
a real live jazz performance during the last many months of pandemic and
lockdowns this live recording might offer you some contentment.
The great Neil Tesser has once again been in charge of writing enriching
and superb liner notes.
online with Martin Jacobsen in the privacy of your home. With 25+ years
teaching experience, Martin
now offers online video lessons. Learn more here.
Speak Jazz! A
Conversational Approach to Jazz Improvisation for Saxophonists
Let’s Speak Jazz! saxophonists will find everything they want to
know about sound, technique and improvisation. Drawing upon his many years
of experience in the education and training of up-and-coming musicians,
Martin Jacobsen provides a motivating introduction to the fascinating
world of jazz improvisation for moderately advanced saxophonists.
this Google link for more information: https://g.co/kgs/B9cHn8.