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Not By Chance

by Joe Martin

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John Henry An inspired grouping! Great players don't always make great music - Here they do! No 'primadonnas' in this band; the music comes first & foremost. This is exciiting (& refreshing), impeccable playing by all members contributing to a stand-out recording where the music is paramount.

It would be difficult and unfair to label a favorite track; they're all worthy contenders but if pressed I might say the title track!

After weeks of regular playing, I find 'Not By Chance' among my top recordings!
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Semente 08:50
Caché 08:26
A Dream 09:19
Once Before 07:15
Far 06:03
The Stoic 08:37


In-demand New York Bassist Joe Martin leads a rarely heard all-star ensemble featuring Brad Mehldau (Piano), Chris Potter (Saxophones, Bass Cl) and Marcus Gilmore (Drums). Martin’s original compositions lay the foundation for over 70 minutes of exciting and thought-provoking music, capturing this in-their-prime cast at the forefront of today’s New York jazz scene.


released September 15, 2009

Recorded by James Farber at Sear Sound, New York, NY, January 2009
Digitally edited by Brian Montgomery
Mixed by James Farber at Sear Sound, New York, NY, February 2009
Mastered by Mark Wilder at Sony Studios, New York, NY, March 2009
Cover design / original art work by Emmanuelle Prissette
Additional design by Lisa St Cyr
Produced by Joe Martin


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