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Claire Martin, Richard Rodney Bennett


  • 1. I'm Gonna Laugh You Out Of My Life;
  • 2. The Best Is Yet To Come;
  • 3. Rules Of The Road;
  • 4. On Second Thoughts;
  • 5. Ev’rybody Today Is Turning On;
  • 6. Sometime When You’re Lonely;
  • 7. Let Me Down Easy;
  • 8. Nobody Does It Like Me;
  • 9. That's My Style; 10. When In Rome;
  • 11. Witchcraft;
  • 12. With Every Breath I Take;
  • 13. On The Other Side Of The Tracks;
  • 14. Would You Believe
  • Claire Martin - vocal
  • Richard Rodney Bennett - vocal and piano
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Nr kat.: AKD359
Label  : Linn Records

“Together they make a stylish combination.” The Times “As polished as you could hope for.” The Sunday Times “They make something very hard seem effortless indeed.” Jazzwise “The super-versatile Bennett is probably the world's leading cabaret singer-pianist.” The Herald "The most gifted jazz singer this country has produced in twenty years." The Sunday Times ***** • The unstoppable duo of Claire Martin and Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, a partnership polished over two decades, release their stylish new album 'Witchcraft', a sparkling celebration of the music of Cy Coleman. • The duo launch 'Witchcraft' with a special concert in celebration of Sir Richard's 75th birthday at Wigmore Hall. Claire will return to New York with Sir Richard in May 2011 to perform at the prestigious Algonquin Hotel. • Claire Martin's career continues to flourish: in 2010 Claire was named 'Best Vocalist' at the British Jazz Awards for the second year running. • Claire and Sir Richard's first duo album, 'When Lights are Low', received wide critical acclaim. • Claire Martin has spent the last 20 years honing the craft of jazz singing. To worldwide audiences she has established herself as a tour-de-force on the international jazz scene, gaining many awards including six British Jazz Awards. • Claire is also known to fans through the BBC Radio 3 programme Jazz Line-Up, which she co-presents. • Claire has performed internationally with the finest musicians and also performs regularly with Sir Richard in an intimate duo setting where they play to sell-out crowds. • Sir Richard is considered to be the greatest jazz composer of his generation and is widely known for composing the film soundtrack ‘Murder on the Orient Express. The International Review of Music
'A versatile performer with the capacity to find the inner life of whatever she sings.'

Sound Stage Experience
4½ Stars
'...this disc proves she has arrived as an impeccable master artist and one of the greatest living voices in jazz.'
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Next Magazine
'...Martin is a wonderful interpreter who's perfectly paired with Bennett...'
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Home Theater Sound
5 Stars
"...their partnership has created a rare and special collaboration where the superlative product is truly more than the sum of its parts."
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Cabaret Scenes
'Both performers have flair for phrasing. Arrangements are refined and interesting.'
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Jazz Times
'When Britain's foremost jazz singer meets the island's most imaginative composer, the outcome is always stellar.'
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The New York Observer
'...sung to perfection by England's best young jazz singer, Claire Martin.'
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The Wall Street Journal
'The result is a kind of perfection...'
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New York Times
'...Martin, whose renditions...revealed the heart of a saloon torch beating inside the chipper jazz playmate.'
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In Tune International
'...perfect combination of singer and pianist...'
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MusicWeb International
"The collaboration between Claire Martin and Richard Rodney Bennett works superbly."
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Record Collector
4 Stars
"The blend is attractive and oddly harmonious."
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The Walman Report / Culinary Gourmet
'Martin is a seasoned vocalist/performer and the end result is uniquely original.'
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Jersey Jazz
"...an album that is a sheer delight from start to finish."
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The Irish Times
"...plenty of wit and wordplay for the duo to savour, Martin is impeccable..."
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BBC Music Magazine
'...near-perfect match of singer and accompanist...'
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The Yorkshire Post
"Here's a lovely record...Martin is excellent throughout"
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Theater Mania
"...her smokey voice caresses the composer's melodies."
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The Observer
"...touching, clever, beautifully poised and deceptively casual-sounding."
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The Times
4 Stars
'Martin's jazz virtuosity adds another dimension. When her honeyed timbre slips into the lower register she captures the romance of a Ben Webster tenor solo.'
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'Claire Martin, both in the duo setting and in front of the chamber group made each song, each moment come to life.'
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O's Place Jazz Magazine
'It is a pleasure to listen to!'
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North London News
'...a tempting mélange of the familiar and the under-visited...'
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The Scotsman
"Martin's beautifully delivered interpretations are spot-on whatever the mood of the song..."
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Scotland on Sunday
4 Stars
"...a joy to hear."
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London Jazz
'...her intimate, deceptively unfussy vocal style perfectly complemented by his flawlessly eloquent piano.'
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4 Stars
'...every one is a small gem.'
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Jazz Journal
'...the result is one timeless version of a song after another...Unequivocally recommended.'
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