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He never mentioned love

Claire Martin

He never mentioned love

...remembering the legendary Shirley Horn
AKD 393 (Linn Records)
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1
He never mentioned love

He never mentioned love

Soloist Claire Martin - vocals
Band

Gareth Williams - piano, Laurence Cottle - bass, Clark Tracey - drums

Writer Lewis Curtis Reginald
Arranger

Laurence Cottle

5:08 Play $3.40
2
Forget me

Forget me

Soloist Claire Martin - vocals
Band

Gareth Williams - keyboards, Laurence Cottle - bass, Clark Tracey - drums & percussion

Guest Artist Massimo Marraccini - percussion
Writer Brown Valerie Parks
Arranger Gareth Williams
3:58 Play $1.70
3
Everything must change

Everything must change

Band

Clark Tracey - drums & percussion

Guest Artist Steve Watts - bass; Jim Mullen - guitar
Writer Bernard Ighner
Arranger Jim Mullen and Claire Martin
5:16 Play $3.40
4
Trav’llin’ light

Trav’llin’ light

Guest Artist Jim Mullen - guitar; Steve Watts - bass
Writer  

Johnny Mercer, Jimmy Mundy, James Oliver "Trummy" Young

Arranger Jim Mullen
2:43 Play $1.70
5
The music that makes me dance

The music that makes me dance

Band Gareth Williams - piano, Laurence Cottle - bass, Clark Tracey - drums
Writer Jule Styne, Bob Merrill
Arranger Gareth Williams
6:09 Play $3.40
6
All night long

All night long

Band  

Gareth Williams - piano, Clark Tracey - drums, Laurence Cottle - bass

Guest Artist Gerard Presencer - flugelhorn
Writer Lewis Curtis
Arranger Laurence Cottle and Claire Martin
3:39 Play $1.70
7
If you go

If you go

Band Gareth Williams - piano, Laurence Cottle - bass, Clark Tracey - drums
Guest Artist Gerard Presencer - flugelhorn, Massimo Marraccini - percussion
Writer Emer Parsons
Arranger Gareth Williams
4:56 Play $1.70
8
A song for you

A song for you

Soloist Claire Martin - vocals
Band

Gareth Williams - piano, Clark Tracey - drums, Steve Watts - bass

Guest Artist Jim Mullen - guitar
Writer Leon Russel
Arranger Jim Mullen
4:58 Play $1.70
9
Slowly but Shirley

Slowly but Shirley

Band Clark Tracey - drums, Laurence Cottle - bass
Guest Artist Nigel Hitchcock - saxophone, Gerard Presencer - trumpet
Writer Laurence Cottle and Claire Martin
Arranger Laurence Cottle
4:05 Play $1.70
10
You’re nearer

You’re nearer

Band Gareth Williams - piano, Clark Tracey - drums, Laurence Cottle - bass
Writer Rodgers and Hart             
Arranger Laurence Cottle
4:37 Play $1.70
11
L.A. breakdown

L.A. breakdown

Band Gareth Williams - piano, Clark Tracey - drums, Laurence Cottle - bass
Guest Artist Jim Mullen - guitar
Writer  

Larry B. Marks

Arranger  

Gareth Williams

5:20 Play $3.40
12
Slow time

Slow time

Band Gareth Williams - piano, Clark Tracey - drums, Laurence Cottle - bass
Guest Artist  

Massimo Marraccini - percussion

Writer Ian Shaw                            
Arranger Ian Shaw                            
4:07 Play $1.70
13
The sun died

The sun died

Band Gareth Williams - piano
Guest Artist  

Gerard Presencer - flugelhorn 

Writer Hubert Giraud, Adrien Yves / Pierre Leroyer, Marcel Charles, Ray Charles, Ann Gregory
Arranger Gareth Williams
5:27 Play $3.40
Total Running Time 60 minutes Purchase all tracks 
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Claire Martin returns with this stylish tribute to the late and legendary American songstress Shirley Horn. He never mentioned love sees the UK's finest jazz singer investigate songs memorably performed by her greatest influence.

Download includes - cover art

This stylish tribute to the late and legendary American songstress Shirley Horn, originally released in 2007, captures an intimate and more mature sound from Martin.

Re-issued on CD in 2011, He never mentioned love sees the UK's finest Jazz singer investigate songs memorably performed by her greatest influence, with no traces of borrowing or imitation.

Mojo described it as 'Martin's best album', no small praise considering her award-winning discography.

View the booklet in full here.

Claire Martin performs intimate gig in St Petersburg
16 November 2010
...a look behind the scenes
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Claire Martin at the CBSO Centre
07 October 2010
singer set to wow Birmingham on 5th November
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Jazzman
"... son chaleureux et atmosphère lounge."
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The Stage
A relaxed duo offering up a delightful selection of songs
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Jazz Review
In short: a gem of an album, pulling off the difficult feat of simultaneously showcasing Martin's unrivalled vocal gifts and celebrating the extraordinarily moving quality of Horn's music. Strongly recommended.
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The Jazz Rag
The result is wholly listenable - a happy hour of music.
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Record Collector
4 Stars
Martin sings with her now familiar emotional power, maintaining her concentration with the song in hand, and always remaining totally believable.
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BBC Music Magazine
5 Stars
Claire Martin shows why she's one of today's most sought-after singers
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Jazz Times
(Her) voice is one of the most satisfying instruments in jazz.
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Die Weltwoche
Claire Martin ist eine dergrossen Jazzsängerinnen der Zeit.
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Audio and Video Review
5 Stars
Yet another stunning release on the world-renowned label Linn Records.
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Limelight
4½ Stars
As befitting someone whose musical intelligence, jazz spirit and individuality make her the complete singer, England's finest jazz diva stamps her own personality on each track.
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Jazz UK
As beautifully done as you might expect from such a class act.
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The Star Ledger
It's hard to imagine Horn not being impressed with Martin's tribute.
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Mojo
4 Stars
A quiet beauty for admirers of small-hours jazz.
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The Sunday Post
Another great album from a British jazz icon - CD of the Week
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The Observer
Martin has a perfect jazz voice - warm, textured and subtle.
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Jazzwise
4 Stars
Claire Martin ticks that final box and moves closer to becoming the complete jazz singer she's always threatened to be.
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Independent on Sunday
A superior vocalist for a long time - (Claire Martin) has developed real grain and character in her voice.
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The Sunday Times
3 Stars
Martin's smoky voice has never sounded more authoritative.
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Mojo
Perhaps Martin's best album.
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Audiophile Audition
5 Stars
It's hard to pick and choose from so many good tracks...Very highly recommended!
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Yorkshire Post
An exceptionally fine album from one of the best singers around.
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The Scotsman
3 Stars
CLAIRE Martin has remained at the top of the ever-growing heap of UK jazz singers over the past decade and more.
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Evening Standard
4 Stars
Demonstrates the poised phrasing and smoky tone that make Ms Martin our most sophisticated jazz singer.
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Time Out
Our fave female jazz singer, Martin is absolutely peerless.
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www.girlsingers.org
4 Stars
Ms. Martin is often called "The UK's finest jazz singer." This disc makes a strong case.
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The Vortex Website / Magazine
In short: a gem of an album. Strongly recommended.
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Rainbow Network Website
5 Stars
What is impressive is the range of Martin’s voice which is, by turns, soaring, sensuous, plaintive and powerful.
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Atlanta Audio Society
Claire Martin has an intuitive sense of how to handle the emotion in a song lyric, or even a single word.
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The Herald
4 Stars
Without imitating her heroine, (Claire Martin) captures her essence beautifully.
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Record Collector
4 Stars
Considered by many, this writer included, as the UK's premier jazz singer.
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The Guardian
4 Stars
If anyone can get away with a Shirley Horn tribute, it's Claire Martin, whose subtle musical intelligence and jazz sensibilities have been deepening for a long time.
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BBC Website
Shirley's passed the flame to Claire, who's using it to light fireworks. Go girl!
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Observer Music Monthly
4 Stars
The complete jazz singer she's always threatened to be.
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The First Post (website)
Claire Martin shows yet again why she is the classiest and most convincing UK female singer around.
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28 April 2016 to 28 April 2016
England
The Daffodil, Cheltenham England United Kingdom
2016 Cheltenham Jazz Festival
with David Newton

30 April 2016 to 30 April 2016
England
The Grand Theatre, Clitheroe Jazz Festival Clitheroe England United Kingdom
Claire Martin and Ray Gelato

19 May 2016 to 19 May 2016
Scotland
The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen Scotland United Kingdom
Claire Martin and Ray Gelato ‘A Swingin’ Affair’

21 May 2016 to 21 May 2016
England
Theatre Royal, Bury Saint Edmunds England United Kingdom
Claire Martin and Ray Gelato

26 May 2016 to 26 May 2016
England, London
St. James Theatre, London England United KIngdom
Jazz Divas: Claire Martin

27 May 2016 to 27 May 2016
England
Thameside Theatre, Orsett Rd Grays Essex RM17 5DX United Kingdom
Claire Martin and Ray Gelato

03 June 2016 to 03 June 2016
England
Oldham Coliseum Theatre, Oldham, England United Kingdom
Claire Martin and Ray Gelato ‘A Swingin’ Affair’

05 June 2016 to 05 June 2016
England
Cambridge Arts Theatre, Cambridge, England United Kingdom
Claire Martin and Ray Gelato ‘A Swingin’ Affair’

12 June 2016 to 12 June 2016
England
Leicestershire Jazz Concert Presents, Cattows Farm, LE67 2TD leicestershire England United Kingdom
Claire Martin with the BBC Big Band

23 June 2016 to 23 June 2016
England
The Old Market, Hove, Sussex England United Kingdom
Claire Martin with Ian Shaw as part of the Crossing Borders Festival

24 June 2016 to 24 June 2016
England
Erin Arts Centre, Isle of Man England United Kingdom
Claire Martin with Joe Stilgoe Mananan International Festival

27 June 2016 to 27 June 2016
England
Festival Hall Beaminster School, Beaminster Dorset England United Kingdom
Claire Martin with Joe Stilgoe - Beaminster Festival of Music & Arts

02 July 2016 to 02 July 2016
England, London
St Judes Church, Central Square, London NW11 7AH England United Kingdom
Claire Martin with Joe Stilgoe - Proms at St. Jude’s

03 July 2016 to 03 July 2016
England
Love Supreme Festival Main Stage 12.30pm, Glynde East Sussex England United Kingdom
Claire Martin with the ‘Vox’ choir from Lewes Old Grammar School PLUS Claire Martin and Ray Gelato

14 July 2016 to 14 July 2016
England
Kings Theatre, Albert Road, Southsea PO5 2QJ England United Kingdom
Claire Martin with the Ronnie Scott All Stars

22 July 2016 to 22 July 2016
England
King’s Lynn Festival, King's Lynn England United Kingdom
Claire Martin and Ray Gelato

14 August 2016 to 14 August 2016
England
Snape Maltings as part of the Aldeburgh Festival, Snape Maltings Aldeburgh England United Kingdom
Claire Martin and Ray Gelato ‘A Swingin’ Affair’

23 August 2016 to 25 August 2016
England, London
Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street Soho London England United Kingdom
Claire Martin swings with the Dave Newton Trio