#11 FOR THE YEAR 2010 ON THE GROOVE JAZZ CHARTS!
YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS RISING STAR…
Washington, D.C. – January 23, 2011. WHEN IT RAINS IT POURS…AND IT IS POURING A STEADY SHOWER OF LOVE AS “REALIZATION” THE LATEST RELEASE FROM PHILLIP ‘DOC’ MARTIN CONTINUES TO CHART…LANDING THE #11 POSITION FOR THE YEAR 2010 ON THE GROOVE JAZZ CHART AS HE PREPARES TO RELEASE THE 3RD SINGLE FROM HIS HIT CD, “REALIZATION”.
This toe tapping, finger popping, groove CD is taking the jazz world by storm. Phillip ‘Doc’ Martin is bringing a refreshing new energy that will undoubtedly revitalize the Smooth/Contemporary Jazz genre. His tunes flex, bounce and bend offering audiophiles a “new sax” diagnosis. This 14 track CD will forever remain as part of your current jazz library, and will be a favorite for years to come. Each listen will be as if you are hearing it for the first time.
Gifted saxophonist, talented writer and charismatic contemporary performer, Phillip ‘Doc’ Martin, is sensational. This new indie artist plays and performs with the heart and soul of a veteran. Like most began playing his horn at a young age. Through the years, Phillip has been in overdrive, working diligently to perfect his craft. His hard work and determination is finally paying off. Since his first release in 2003 “Saxappeal” and his sophomore CD “Pride & Joy” released in 2007; Phillip has been unstoppable, and has quickly begun making lasting impressions in the jazz community, while becoming a favorite amongst veteran performers such as George Benson and admired by his fellow contemporaries. With his current release, “REALIZATION” (Saxtime! Entertainment/Zephryn Records), Phillip is quickly rising to the top, and taking the jazz world by storm. In the studio, Phillip has worked with Darren Rahn and Tony Hemmings, two of the hottest writers and producers in the industry, turning out top chart rating hits, and giving Phillip an opportunity to be recognized and played on leading jazz and internet stations across the world. Tracks like “American Garden” and R&B cover “Rock The Boat” (from the CD “Pride and Joy”) have forced music critics and jazz veterans alike to stand up and take notice. On stage he has appeared with Marcus Johnson, Mike Phillips, and opened for Jeff Lorber, George Benson, Norman Brown, Jean Loc Ponty, Peter White and many more. He has also been a part of such jazz collaborations such as “Sax & Strings” with Ken Ford, and Matt Marshak.
Phillip continues to perform in numerous festivals and venues both in the U.S. and Caribbean including being featured on the 2009 & 2010 St. Lucia Jazz Festival (featured on BET/CENTRIC), playing in the Bahamas Jazz Festival, Washington D.C.’s venerable Blues Alley, Philadelphia’s Dell East, Los Angeles’ Spaghettini’s, the Carolina Music Festival and the Trenton Jazz Festival – And earning standing ovations for his second consecutive appearance at the Catalina Island Jazz Festival (produced by Jazz Trax) October 2, 2010. Phillip continues to do what he does best, bring audiences to their feet with his rhythmic and energetic performance!
Phillip’s growing host of fans can’t seem to get enough, they say that he has played his way into their souls, and his music evokes an unfound energy that leaves you wanting more. Jazz greats and veterans’ such as Jeff Lorber and George Benson state “Phillip is someone to watch for” and Jazz superstar Jeff Lorber says “Doc Martin plays with the energy of a live club recording; something missing from smooth jazz artists these days.” Martin’s music is food to the soul: a prescription for true, lasting and soulful success.