Claire Martin - He Never Mentioned Love - Audio and Video Review


Long recognised as one of Britain's finest jazz voices, the remarkable Claire Martin has released yet another stunning release on the world-renowned label Linn Records. This new release is a hybrid Super Audio CD which features a dual format of HDCD as well as Super Audio CD with stereo and multichannel sound.

The local Linn Records distributor predicts that "He Never Mentioned Love" may well be Claire Martin's best-selling CD release ever in Australia.

With this album Claire offers her traditional jazz vocal style with a stylish tribute to the late Shirley Horn, an established and legendary American jazz singer. Here she explores the songs of Shirley Horn applying her individuality rather than simple imitation, with the result being a pure, clean relaxed sound from the UK's most awarded jazz singer, winning the Best Vocalist title a records five times at the BBC Jazz Awards, Best New Jazz Artist in 1994 and Best Jazz Singer in 1995, and most recently receiving a nomination for Broadcaster of the Year 2007.

As her 12th album release on Linn Records "He Never Mentioned Love" will, without doubt, be another runaway sales success for the very talented Claire Martin. If you are yet to experience Claire's voice then this latest album provides you with the perfect opportunity. Chances are that you'll soon be checking out her back catalogue too - and if you do, take a listen to her album "When Lights Are Low" from 2005.

06 August 2007