PRAISE FOR NEW YORK-LONDON SUITE 
Jazzdagama, 2 February 2018.  Full review HERE

 

Jazz Views, Eddie Myer, 4 January 2018: Throughout the writing displays an astonishing maturity and grasp of contemporary jazz forms…(Barnett’s) solos are chock full of exciting ideas beautifully executed – his solo on ‘London Meditations’ is really attention grabbing...Sam and cohort are representing the sound of the emerging London jazz scene; it’s a fun exercise to put the album on and listen all the way through before trying to guess the age of the players. If you can’t wait that long, we can reveal that the leader was just 16 at the time of recording, and even then he wasn’t the youngest player on the session. The level of playing matches the quality of the compositions, which are all by Sam, though ‘Maiden Flight’ has an acknowledged debt to Herbie Hancock as suggested by the title.  Full review HERE

The Jazz Man, Ian Mann, February 21 2017: 

Undoubtedly a name to watch... The “New York – London Suite” represents a hugely impressive début from Sam Barnett who convinces in terms of both his compositional maturity and instrumental ability...One suspects that in Barnett and his colleagues we are most definitely listening to some of the jazz stars of tomorrow.  Full review HERE

Fresh on the Net, Bobby Colcombe1st March 2017: Fresh Faves: Batch 230, ,  **** 4 star REVIEW

Well, here’s a refreshing change… a hefty slice of jazz. Taking the lead in this piece on the sultry sax is Sam Barnett; a 16 (SIXTEEN!) year old wunderkind from London...Barnett plays with a maturity that would befit a wise old jazz owl. Not just technically but with feeling too.  Full review HERE

In this INTERVIEW with jazznewblood,  Sam describes his approach to the debut album and some thoughts on jazz. 

                                                                   

JAZZWISE – THE SHAPE OF JAZZ TO COME – WHO TO LOOK OUT FOR IN 2018 
December/January 2018, Issue 225

LOVE SUPREME 2017

 

JAZZ FM, Nigel Williams Saturday Show, Live interview from LOVE SUPREME and track play.

LONDONJAZZ NEWS Review, 6.7.17:  Sam Barnett, a 16-year-old saxophonist, gave an impressive bebop-themed set

NEW YORK-LONDON ALBUM RELEASE

BBC RADIO 3, Jazz Now and BBC Introducing
Presenter/Reviewer:  Al Ryan, 6 March 2017
Review and Maiden Flight played.

 

Jazz FM: Somethin’ Else, Jez Nelson: 5th November, 2017,   Review of Jazz in the Round gig 30.10.17
A really young band and they played beautifully. What blew me away was the compositions of the saxophonist and leader of the group, Sam Barnett.” 

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Jazz FM: The Blueprint,  Chris Philips, 28 October 2017
Interview and 2 tracks played: Morning Shadowplay and London Meditation

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Jazz FM: The Blueprint, Chris Philips, 25 February 2017
Review at 1:36:10 and Morning Shadowplay at 1:20:19

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Interview for The Midi-Music Company: Featured artist for CICAS® programme, February 2018  
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