Whenever I’m asked to describe Martin Nevin‘s music, I hesitate, not wanting to put it in a box or degrade it by forcing it into a genre it doesn’t belong to. It is beautiful, intricate, driving, fluid and passionate. It is music with feeling.
I’ve been a member of Martin’s group for the past few years and have learned a lot about how to play music on a human level from him and the other musicians. In addition to Martin, this includes Roman Filiu, Sam Harris, Craig Weinrib and more recently, Pawan Benjamin.
I’m excited to announce the release of Martin’s first album as a leader, Tenderness is Silent (available June 29). Here are two videos, one from our recording session at Sear Sound Recording last year, and one from our album release show at The Jazz Gallery last month.
I hope curious listeners have a chance to check out Martin’s music, as it is truly something special!