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Claire Martin - Time & Place - Mojo

26 August 2014
4 Stars

British Jazz's First Lady innately personalises the songs of Kurt Weill, David Bowie, Thelonious Monk, Richard Rodney Bennett and others in a chamber music setting featuring cello quartet.
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