Plays Guitar Left Handed with default stringing.
Martin Jenner worked as a top-ranking session guitarist in England from the early 1970s to the late 1980s. Virtually unknown to the public, he enjoyed an excellent reputation in the business both as a rhythm and lead player. He played with equal aplomb in a variety of genres, from country to raw blues to orchestral pop, whilst keeping a special fondness for old-time rock’n’roll.
His career includes performances and/or recordings for a dizzying number of artists, including among others: Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Cliff Richard, Elkie Brooks, The Everly Brothers, Chris Rea, David Bowie, Bonnie Tyler, Andrew Lloyd Weber, Paul Anka, Smokey Robinson, The Platters, Bert Weedon, Gilbert O’Sullivan, Olivia Newton-John, The Righteous Brothers, Barbara Dickson, Deep Feeling, Sting, Howling Wolf, and many more.
Jenner was quite capable of lunging into flashy solos whenever the mood seized him. His considerable technique and self-taught musical erudition informed his guitar work with a detailed clarity and a talent for changing attitude and tone on a dime. Additionally, he was proud of the exposure, albeit limited, that his compositions and songs received.
With his writing as with his guitar playing, he did not like to push himself forward, but he enjoyed the respect of his peers. The bulk of Martin Jenner’s musical contributions will remain discreetly embedded in hundreds of records by diverse artists of his day.
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Read all about Jenner's music life in John Engel's Uncommon Sound book.