Discus Records News

New release by Martin Archer plus special offer! Click for Info.

Hi listeners,


Thanks as usual for taking the time to read this.


We have a new release, Discus 43CD, “Blue Meat, Black Diesel & Engine Room Favourites” by Martin Archer, my first CD in my own name for 5 years.  Those of you’ve who have followed my more recent creative rock music releases may be surprised, but hopefully pleased, to find this is an all acoustic set with my new group Engine Room Favourites, comprising some fabulous musicians:


Martin Archer – sopranino, alto & baritone saxophones, bass clarinet : Laura Cole – piano : Corey Mwamba – vibraphone : Graham Clark – violin : Seth Bennett – bass : James Archer – bass clarinet : Kim Macari – trumpet : Lee Hallam – trombone : Peter Fairclough – percussion : Walt Shaw – percussion : Johnny Hunter – percussion : Steve Dinsdale – percussion


 – and the music is very much me revisiting my AACM based (i.e. considered, spacious, powerful) free jazz roots for the first time in many years.  I hope you’ll enjoy this one – you can of course listen to extracts on www.discus-music.co.uk/dismp3.htm


As a special offer you can buy this new release plus the fabulous 41CD “Serpentine” by Julie Tippetts & Martin Archer for just £18 including p&p worldwide.  See the special offer button at www.discus-music.co.uk/menu.htm .  My third release with Julie has been picking up some great reviews, notably 4 stars (same as our other 2 albums!) in Jazzwise, and again you can listen to extracts on the site.  PLEASE do buy this release if you are in any way interested in Julie’s work, I am incredibly proud of this CD.  I think this one has been rather overshadowed by the very successful Orchestra of the Upper Atmosphere release, and really it will make me very happy if I can SELL MORE COPIES NOW to my great customer list!


Anyway, happy listening, and thanks for supporting Discus releases in all their ragged glory.


Best regards,


Martin Archer