Last updated: July 29, 2021

"Straight Off" getting a nice review from Dusty Groove in the U.S.
Martin Jacobsen's got a great touch on the tenor here – a style that's light, but crisp at the same time – almost as if you're hearing an alto in action, but with a deeper tonal range overall! There's a voice here that's very much his own, and which will certainly have us paying more attention to Jacobsen in the future – although right now, we're enjoying this album more than enough to keep us happy! Some of the best tracks here are Jacobsen's own compositions, which really emphasize his strengths – and get a nice sort of swing from quartet members who include Hiroshi Murayama on piano, Gilles Naturel on bass, and Mark Taylor on drums. Titles include "Headway", "The End Of A Love Affair", "Nightfall", "West Coast Blues", "Groovy Samba", and "Straight Off".

New CD release on SteepleChase
Martin Jacobsen's new album on SteepleChase Records entitled "Straight Off" has just been released. Martin is particularly happy with this release since it turned out to be the last live recording that he did before illness forced him to a one and a half year hiatus from the jazz scene.
For those of you who have been missing the atmosphere and excitement of a real live jazz performance during the last many months of pandemic and lockdowns this live recording might offer you some contentment.
The great Neil Tesser has once again been in charge of writing enriching and superb liner notes.

Online lessons
Study online with Martin Jacobsen in the privacy of your home. With 25+ years teaching experience, Martin now offers online video lessons. Learn more here.

Let's Speak Jazz! A Conversational Approach to Jazz Improvisation for Saxophonists
In Let’s Speak Jazz! saxophonists will find everything they want to know about sound, technique and improvisation. Drawing upon his many years of experience in the education and training of up-and-coming musicians, Martin Jacobsen provides a motivating introduction to the fascinating world of jazz improvisation for moderately advanced saxophonists.
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