“Alex has something special and original”Mike Gibbs

Welcome to the website of musician and composer Alex Merritt

Alex is a London-based tenor saxophonist and composer involved with jazz, improvised music and contemporary classical music. This page will document Alex's various musical happenings as they are presently and as they evolve.

NEWS

ALEX MERRITT QUARTET ALBUM 'ANATTA' RELEASED TO STRONG PRESS REVIEWS

‘A promising jazz debut of striking quality.’ John Fordham, the Guardian, *** Full Guardian Review

‘Merritt’s warm, dry, Getzian fluency is a joy, whether intertwining with Turville’s mysterious, unpredictable chordal shifts or bubbling with controlled fervour........
....This feels like just the beginning… and what a beginning’. Adrian Pallant, AP reviews, ***** Full Review

‘It’s one of the best UK jazz recordings I’ve heard this year’. Stephen Graham, Marlbank News, **** Full Marlbank Review

‘Merritt is not only an artist to watch, but also to listen to, as one would a dawn chorus: with eyes closed and mind opened’. Tyran Grillo, All About Jazz, ****1/2 All About Jazz/ECM Review

‘Merritt’s rich but dry tone traces a line back to the Cool School jazzers such as Warne Marsh’. Robert Shore, Jazzwise, **** Full Jazzwise Review

Order the album: amazon.co.uk/Anatta-Alex-Merritt-Quartet/dp/B016RBRJSQ

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UPCOMING SHOWS The quartet had a very successful UK tour early this year and have their next concert on 4th December at Colchester Arts Centre TICKETS

A new project featuring Dave Preston (guitar) and Kevin Glasgow (bass) also plays Ronnie Scotts Late Show on 6th December.

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Listen:

Alex Merritt Quartet- 'Anatta' Tour - 'Sweet Hash Brown' live at Ronnies

Alex Merritt Quartet- 'Anatta' Tour - 'Memories Of You' Live at Ronnies

Alex Merritt/ Dave Preston Quartet - 'But Not For Me' live at Jackdaw

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