“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.

2018 NEWS

ALEX MERRITT/ STEVE FISHWICK QUINTET UPCOMING DEBUT ALBUM

The Alex Merritt/Steve Fishwick Quintet have just finished recording their debut album at Sansom Studios in Birmingham. The record will feature brand new compositions by Alex, Steve and John written for this project building on the sound the group has developed playing together over the last 5 years. The quintet are very happy with how the recording went and are very excited to launch their debut album and to tour the music around the UK in late 2019- early 2020.

Keep an eye on this page for news about upcoming shows and album and tour plans as they evolve.

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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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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