Folk Songs, Jazz Journeys

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Alex's jazz arrangements of melodies from folk traditions from around the Atlantic world, and his compositions inspired by them. A journey from Appalachia to Northeast Brazil to Celtic Europe. With vocalists Maya Rogers, Elin Melgarejo, and Lynn Véronneau; Keith Butler Jr.: drums; Ethan Foote: bass; Tyler Sherman: bass; Uasuf Gueye: balafon; Deepak Shenoy: tabla; Bruno Lucini: triangle; Jodi Beder: cello; Gaby Kerdoncuff: trumpet.

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Second Life

Alex Martin

Recorded in North Carolina with bassist Ron Brendle and drummer Thomas Garner. Second Life (2010) features 10 compositions by Alex, his arrangement of the Breton traditional melody "Silvestrig," and Wayne Shorter's classic "Ana Maria."

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Nostalgia for Terra Incognita

Alex Martin's Amérique Latine

The 2007 recording by Amérique Latine, featuring compositions by Alex Martin, Hubert Yves Giraud, Caetano Veloso, Billy Strayhorn, Thelonious Monk, and Cole Porter. With Lena Seikaly: vocals; Leonardo Lucini: bass; Alejandro Lucini: drums; Marshall Keys: soprano sax; Tomás de Castro: percussion.

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