John Martyn R.I.P.

Just heard that one of the greats of jazz-folk John Martyn has died. He was only 60 and was made an OBE in the New Years Honours just recently.

I never got to see him live, and only really discovered his music in 1991 when he released The Apprentice as it featured Dave Gilmour, but that was a good starting point to work back from. Solid Air was perhaps his greatest classic album with its title track written for Nick Drake, and Grace and Danger his most personal, however my personal favourite is Cooltide from 1992 which was really jazzy, and has an absolute classic track in Jack the Lad.


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