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Claire Martin - Believin' it - BBC Music Magazine

Believin' It is 13 convincing demonstrations of why Claire Martin has been dubbed The First Lady of British Jazz and has won the Best Vocalist laurels eight times at the British Jazz Awards. With urbane and immaculate support from Martin Sjostedt (piano), Niklas Fernqvist (bass) and Daniel Frederiksson (drums) she sails stylishly and persuasively through a varied programme of well-wrought songs, drawing on the work of diverse talents including Michael Franks, Joni Mitchell, Pat Metheny, John Surman and Karin Krog, Gordon Jenkins and Johnny Mercer, all given debonair arrangements by Sjostedt and captured in sumptuous sound quality. 

BBC Music Magazine
01 July 2019