The Road To Ruin, on the other hand, shows Martyn emerging as a more distinctive talent, and marked the beginning of his fascination with jazz, which has played a large part in his subsequent career.
John Martyn Hums And Hovers
Like many folksingers in the '60s, John Martyn experimented with a lyrical contemporary chamber music.
John Martyn, who as a solo performer (just himself and guitar) has opened an American tour for Yes and will soon open another for Eric Clapton, is an underrated but magnetically engaging artist.
Lots of your mellower folkies from the '60s have lately evolved into a cool jazz style; the mixed bag Richie Havens used to grab all for himself.
Martyn is a contemporary singer/ songwriter/ guitarist, originally from Glasgow, Scotland, whose music is not easily categorized for it ranges from seemingly improvised instrumental effects and jazzy vocal phrasing to energetic rock and roll.
In a world where favorite musical styles are used by hundreds of performers, John Martyn stands out as unique.
Sulla seconda facciata qualcosa di migliore come «One World» e «Smiling Stranger» non basta a sollevare questo album. Tenete a mente «Bless The Weather», «Solid Air» e «Inside Out» se volete conoscere John Martyn.
Dat het in hetzelfde genre beslist ook anders kan bewijst de elpee One World (Island ILPS 9492) van de Brit John Martyn.
A John Martyn album always makes for interesting and pleasant listening and his latest is no exception.