Claire Martin and Richard Rodney Bennett - When Lights Are Low - The Sunday Times

The singer Claire Martin has always had a habit of finding unusual contemporary material - she was covering Tom Waits long before it became standard practice - but in case anyone thought she had turned her back on the classic repertoire, this collection of after-hours performances with Richard Rodney Bennett proves that the past has lost none of its allure. Her version of The Very Thought of You is as polished as you could hope for. Bennett scores a success of his own on the pensive solo cover of the Elvis Costello-Cait O'Riordan ballad Baby Plays Around.

The Sunday Times
16 October 2005