The unstoppable duo of Claire Martin and Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, a partnership polished over two decades, originally released their stylish duo album When Lights Are Low in 2006 to critical acclaim.
Re-issued in Sir Richard's 75th birthday year to partner their new duo album Witchcraft.
Claire Martin and Richard Rodney Bennett are on top of their game in this smoothly elegant collection of terrific, but not overly-exposed songs. This is an inventive and charming selection of material now getting some deserved attention. The titles reflect the vast knowledge and innate good taste of these artists and the entire CD is a treat from start to finish. Fans of this distinguished pair will be thrilled to add this recording to their collection, while those hearing them for the first time will quickly join the great numbers of us who enjoy them so much.
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Claire Martin & Richard Rodney Bennett on Tour 2011
11 May 2011
Spellbinding Jazz on Tourmore >>Claire Martin at the CBSO Centre
07 October 2010
singer set to wow Birmingham on 5th Novembermore >>Don't miss Claire and Sir Richard at the Pheasantry...
29 June 2010
Four nights with the fantastic duomore >>Claire Martin and Richard Rodney Bennett announce new dates
08 June 2010
Critically-acclaimed show is brought to London!more >>Concert dates and BBC performances for Claire Martin
19 January 2009
Jazz singer starts 2009 with tour and broadcasts.more >>
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'Claire Martin is a superb singer and Richard Rodney Bennett's piano playing is amazing, so when you get the two of them together on their When lights are low album, it is magical.'more >>The New York Observer
"Her appearances in New York are rare. Don't even think about missing this one."more >>Wolf Entertainment Guide
Martin was mesmerizing...she consistently sparklesmore >>Cabaret Scenes
"Claire Martin is one of the best jazz interpreters around."more >>New York Times
beautifully acted interpretationsmore >>New York Times
"Ms. Martin's subtle, beautifully acted interpretations give them [the songs] their due. "more >>The Times
together they make a stylish combinationmore >>The Stage
A relaxed duo offering up a delightful selection of songsmore >>All About Jazz website
One of my favorite jazz vocalists.more >>The Times
The most intelligent and assured singer in the country.more >>Jazz Times
For my money she's not only the finest female British jazz singer of her generation but possibly of all time.more >>www.jazzreview.com
A delightful union of two of the UK's most recognized talents.more >>Atlanta Audio Society
This Linn SACD was a revelation for me.more >>Evening Standard
In lively form.more >>Birmingham Post
Jazz CD of the Weekmore >>Good Sound Magazine
One of the best jazz singers around.more >>Audiophile Audition
Very, very highly recommended!more >>The Sunday Times
As polished as you could hope for.more >>Yorkshire Post
There isn’t a better singer than (Claire Martin) around.more >>The Sunday Post
As always with Linn, the recording sounds fantastic.more >>Scotland on Sunday
Order this CD pronto: it's a gem.more >>Daily Telegraph
Style does not go out of style.more >>Time Out London
'just two great singers interpreting great songs'more >>HMV Choice
Just over an hour of pure class.more >>Jazzwise
A joy from start to finish.more >>Evening Pressmore >>The Herald
A treat of the most sophisticated kind.more >>East Anglian Daily Times
'Jazz cabaret at its very best'more >>