Claire Martin - The Very Best Of Claire Martin - Every Now and Then - Los Angeles Times
01 October 2001Los Angeles Times
English singer Claire Martin burst onto the British jazz scene a decade ago, but she has failed to achieve similar visibility in [the USA]. It's hard to understand why, because she has all the attributes one could desire: a highly personal, instantly identifiable sound; an urgent sense of swing; the enviable capacity to remain in firm touch with the spirit of a song while embarking on jaz z variations; and, above all, flawless musical intelligence and taste. This collection, which features selections from her first seven albums (including lovely readings of Estate and such offbeat items as Joni Mitchell's Be Cool and Cy Coleman's Would You Believe), is a first rate introduction to the work of this first rate jazz artist.
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