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Witchcraft

Claire Martin

Witchcraft

...charismatic and passionate, yet stunningly elegant
AKD 359 (Linn Records)
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$20.00

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Track Time Listen
1
I'm Gonna Laugh You Right Out of My Life

I'm Gonna Laugh You Right Out of My Life

Composer

Cy Coleman & Joseph Allan McCarthy

Collaboration Claire Martin & Richard Rodney Bennett
04:01 Play $1.70
2
The Best Is Yet To Come

The Best Is Yet To Come

Composer

Cy Coleman & Carolyn Leigh

Collaboration Claire Martin & Richard Rodney Bennett
02:54 Play $1.70
3
The Rules Of The Road

The Rules Of The Road

Composer

Cy Coleman & Carolyn Leigh

Collaboration Claire Martin & Richard Rodney Bennett
01:57 Play $1.70
4
On Second Thought

On Second Thought

Composer

Cy Coleman & Carolyn Leigh

Collaboration Claire Martin & Richard Rodney Bennett
03:16 Play $1.70
5
Ev’rybody Today Is Turning On

Ev’rybody Today Is Turning On

Composer

Cy Coleman & Michael Mike Stewart

Collaboration Claire Martin & Richard Rodney Bennett
02:43 Play $1.70
6
Sometime When You’re Lonely

Sometime When You’re Lonely

Composer

Cy Coleman

Collaboration Claire Martin & Richard Rodney Bennett
02:49 Play $1.70
7
Let Me Down Easy

Let Me Down Easy

Composer

Cy Coleman & Carolyn Leigh

Collaboration Claire Martin & Richard Rodney Bennett
03:48 Play $1.70
8
Nobody Does It Like Me

Nobody Does It Like Me

Composer

Cy Coleman & Dorothy Fields

Collaboration Claire Martin & Richard Rodney Bennett
03:27 Play $1.70
9
That’s My Style

That’s My Style

Composer

Cy Coleman & Peggy Lee

Collaboration Claire Martin & Richard Rodney Bennett
04:18 Play $1.70
10
When In Rome (I Do As The Romans)

When In Rome (I Do As The Romans)

Composer

Cy Coleman & Carolyn Leigh

Collaboration Claire Martin & Richard Rodney Bennett
02:47 Play $1.70
11
Witchcraft

Witchcraft

Composer

Cy Coleman & Carolyn Leigh

Collaboration Claire Martin & Richard Rodney Bennett
02:21 Play $1.70
12
With Every Breath I Take

With Every Breath I Take

Composer

Cy Coleman & David Joel Zippel

Collaboration Claire Martin & Richard Rodney Bennett
02:50 Play $1.70
13
On The Other Side Of The Tracks

On The Other Side Of The Tracks

Composer

Cy Coleman & Carolyn Leigh

Collaboration Claire Martin & Richard Rodney Bennett
02:23 Play $1.70
14
Would You Believe

Would You Believe

Composer

Cy Coleman & James Lipton

Collaboration Claire Martin & Richard Rodney Bennett
03:17 Play $1.70
Total Running Time 43 minutes Purchase all tracks 
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Claire Martin and Richard Rodney Bennett have taken their creative partnership to the next level with this album. Bennett's elegant playing and distinguished style fuse beautifully with the vocals of Britain's First Lady of Jazz.

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Claire Martin

Claire Martin

The First Lady of British Jazz, Claire Martin, has won seven British Jazz Awards and was awarded an O.B.E. in 2011.
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Richard Rodney Bennett

Richard Rodney Bennett

Richard Rodney Bennett is a musician who is equally renowned in the worlds of jazz, film and classical music.
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Witchcraft is the result of the dynamic collaboration between Claire Martin and Richard Rodney Bennett. 

This album contains a thoughtful selection of songs from the Cy Coleman songbook. Together, this collection weaves together the opposing talents of the sultry jazz sensation Claire Martin and the polished, savvy keyboard skills and compositional insight of Richard Rodney Bennett. 

Martin's strength as one of the best interpreters of the Great American Songbook shines through in this recording. The smoky elegance of her vocal sculpts itself around the smooth flowing textures of the piano accompaniment and the occasional vocal repartee of Bennett. The result of this established partnership is mesmerising music that takes you back to a wonderful and simpler time of yesteryear. 

View the booklet in full here

Claire Martin appointed an O.B.E.
13 June 2011
Birthday Honours List accolade
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Claire Martin & Richard Rodney Bennett on Tour 2011
11 May 2011
Spellbinding Jazz on Tour
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Listen to Claire Martin on BBC Radio Ulster's Jazz Club
17 March 2011
An exciting interview with Claire and Richard Rodney Bennett
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The Arts Desk
4 Stars
'Onomatopoeic delights and acerbic wit from top-drawer duo.'
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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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LondonJazz
'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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Jazzwise
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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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

18 December 2016 to 18 December 2016
England
The Sage, Gateshead
'Let It Snow' with the Royal Northern Sinfonia