Grammy-winning drummer, composer, and writer Barrett Martin brings a very special evening of stories and music to Portland: The show will begin with a presentation from Barrett on his book, "The Singing Earth", which will include a slide show with field recordings from his musical travels across 6 continents. The Barrett Martin Group will then play two full sets, including their album “Transcendence" in its entirety, as well as songs from their forthcoming album, "The Qualities Of Fire", due in April 2019. This is a special night of storytelling, photography, and exceptional music not to be missed!
Barrett Martin Group
Grammy-winning producer, composer, and drummer Barrett Martin returns with his modern jazz ensemble, The Barrett Martin Group, and their 6th studio album “Transcendence.” Renowned as a session drummer and percussionist on over 100 Rock, Blues, Jazz, and World music albums, Barrett’s work can be heard on albums by REM, Queens Of The Stone Age, Mad Season, Screaming Trees, Walking Papers, Tuatara, Blues legend CeDell Davis, and recording sessions that range from the Peruvian Amazon, to Brazil, Cuba, and even Jerusalem. He recently won a Latin Grammy for his production work on the Brazilian album “Jardim-Pomar.” Re-emerging with his own Barrett Martin Group and their newest album “Transcendence”, the band effortlessly blends Jazz, Rock, African, Brazilian, and Cuban rhythms, Ambient music, and a mixture of exotic percussion to create an album that leans heavily into Jazz, while still embracing other forms of music. “Transcendence” also features some amazing guest performers including Jazz legend Wayne Horvitz, Senegalese Wolof drum master Thione Diop, REM guitarist Peter Buck, and Queens Of The Stone Age guitarist David Catching. The BMG also features a line up of Seattle’s top Jazz and session musicians including: