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Claire Martin and Richard Rodney Bennett - When Lights Are Low - Yorkshire Post


10 October 2005
Yorkshire Post
Andrew Vine

On paper, the pairing of the great and sassy singer Claire Martin with the classically-inclined composer and pianist Bennett sounds like an unlikely one, but it works a treat. This is where jazz meets sophisticated cabaret, with the two principals alternating vocals. Bennett is surprisingly good on wry tracks like World Weary, but Martin is simply sensational. There isn't a better singer than her around, and her smoky, sensual delivery is sensational on My Mood is You, Fools Fall in Love and I Got a Right to Sing the Blues. It's an hour of sheer class.
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