“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 ALBUM PLANNED AND UPCOMING SHOWS

The Alex Merritt/Steve Fishwick Quintet is planning to record their debut album in summer 2018. The band will record 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.

Come and catch the quintet on their upcoming gigs prior to recording to get a feel for what the album has in store!

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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