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.
AUTUMN 2015-2016 NEWS:
ALEX MERRITT QUARTET ALBUM 'ANATTA' RELEASED TO STRONG PRESS REVIEWS
‘A promising jazz debut of striking quality.’ John Fordham, the Guardian, ***
‘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, *****
‘It’s one of the best UK jazz recordings I’ve heard this year’. Stephen Graham, Marlbank News, ****
‘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
‘Merritt’s rich but dry tone traces a line back to the Cool School jazzers such as Warne Marsh’. Robert Shore, Jazzwise, ****
Order the album: amazon.co.uk/Anatta-Alex-Merritt-Quartet/dp/B016RBRJSQ
Alex is also involved with other very interesting projects both as a performer and composer. The Alex Merritt/ Steve Fishwick Quintet have been very active recently, have a listen below and keep an eye out for upcoming gigs.
Alex is also looking forward to a year of teaching privately in London and Cambridge and is planning for a great year ahead at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.