w/ Pull me Cheri (French filled sandwiches) serving 6-9pm.
Alex is a London-based tenor saxophonist and composer originally from Cambridge involved with jazz, improvised music and contemporary classical music.
‘A promising jazz debut of striking quality.’ John Fordham, the Guardian, ***
‘Merritt’s warm, dry, Getzian fluency is a joy, whether intertwining with Turville’s mysterious, unpredictable chordal shifts or bubbling with controlled fervour........
....This feels like just the beginning… and what a beginning’. Adrian Pallant, AP reviews, *****
‘It’s one of the best UK jazz recordings I’ve heard this year’. Stephen Graham, Marlbank News, ****
‘Merritt is not only an artist to watch, but also to listen to, as one would a dawn chorus: with eyes closed and mind opened’. Tyran Grillo, All About Jazz, ****1/2
‘Merritt’s rich but dry tone traces a line back to the Cool School jazzers such as Warne Marsh’. Robert Shore, Jazzwise, ****