Stu Martin

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Stu Martin

Stu Martin (born June 11, 1938 in Liberty , New York, † June 12, 1980 in Paris ) was an American jazz drummer .

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Martin began playing drums in 1956. He soon appeared with the orchestras of Quincy Jones , Duke Ellington , Count Basie , Slide Hampton and Maynard Ferguson ; he was also involved in the (lost) first recording of Herbie Hancock's Maiden Voyage . Between 1965 and 1966 he worked in Europe with Donald Byrd , Lee Konitz , Art Farmer , Jean-Luc Ponty , Don Byas and Dexter Gordon .

He returned to the United States to join the Gary Burton Quartet, but returned to Europe with Barre Phillips and Attila Zoller , where he also played with Joachim Kühn , Red Mitchell and Slide Hampton. In October 1969 he became a member of The Trio , where he worked with saxophonist John Surman and bassist Barre Phillips. With this group he performed very successfully in Great Britain, Ireland, France, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Austria, Czechoslovakia and Switzerland, both playing club concerts and at all important festivals. After two years the group split up, but later changed contexts, e.g. B. extended to meet Albert Mangelsdorff or Dieter Feichtner again. Martin also played in the group Ambush with Barre Phillips and Peter Warren as bassist and the saxophonist Charlie Mariano , but also recorded the album Where Fortune Smiles with John McLaughlin , Dave Holland and Karl Berger and was in the group of Charles Mingus and in the quartet by Albert Mangelsdorff.

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