John Martyn R.I.P.
I've been listening to his music for nigh on forty years, from his early days as an acoustic singing-songwriting folkie through his more jazzy electric grooving. He pioneered the echoplex which added an individual texture to his well-loved songs. You never quite knew what arrangement he would come up with or how he felt on a particular night, so each listen was a fresh experience. I went to umpteen gigs and always came away invigorated. He could be wistful, angry, in the groove and, at times, downright funny, but always there was his honesty.
He was a "high-profile singer capable of delving deep within myself to make great art. Throughout his life he kept searching for new musical forms in which to express the same essential themes: love, loneliness, and what it means to be alive
He meant every song he sang .......
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Rest In Peace, MateJohn Martyn 11th September 1948 - 29th January 2009