Argot – Sam Barnett Quartet
Marton Juhasz | Iannis Obiols | Kuba Dworak
+ Perico Sambeat | Vinicius Gomes | Enrique Oliver
Recorded at Jazzcampus Basel, Switzerland 2019
Engineered by Daniel Somaroo,
Mixed by Sam Barnett
Sleeve artwork by Diana Pooley.
At 19, Sam Barnett is already an award-winning multi-instrumental musician focusing on Alto Saxophone. He studies at Jazzcampus, Basel where he is studying with teachers such as Mark Turner, Nathaniel Su and Larry Grenadier. Recent notable gigs have been Ronnie Scott’s in quartet (February), Moods Jazz club in Zurich with The Yumi Ito Orchestra (May), and the Birds Eye Jazz Club with Miguel Zenon (May).
As a sideman, he has recorded four albums in 2019, including as a guest artist on an upcoming album featuring Jeff Ballard and Larry Grenadier.
Sam was Jez Nelson’s choice in Jazzwise Magazine’s ‘Artist to look out for in 2018’.
Robert Shore wrote that Sam’s first album was ‘the definition of musical precocity’.
That album was longlisted for the Unsigned Music Awards 2018 and is now on digital release. Gigs from the project included Love Supreme Festival 2017, Jazz in the Round and New Generation Jazz in the UK. The album and Sam’s interviews have been played and reviewed on BBC’s Jazz Now and BBC Introducing, and on JazzFM’s The Blueprint.
Sam Barnett is a 'Trevor James Artist' sponsored by Trevor James Saxophones.
"London based Sam Barnett was our first ever Trevor James 'Emerging Artist, and now has broken out into the world of Jazz, and is a full blown Trevor James 'Artist'. His enthusiasm for the sax is boundless and for anybody who has met him, you’ll already know that he is a complete whirlwind of energy!
Put some serious natural talent and drive in to the mix, stir it carefully with the attention and support from his wonderful parents, friends, Berklee, The Purcell School, Jazz FM, Royal Academy of Music Junior Jazz dept in London, Tomorrow’s Warriors, NYJO, and of course his chosen Signature Custom RAW saxophones, and you have the recipe for a stunning talent!
Sam has been playing the SC RAW alto for some time so we are delighted to have him also playing our award winning Signature Custom RAW XS tenor as his horn of choice."