Claire Martin - He Never Mentioned Love - Mojo

The UK singer's love for Shirley Horn has inspired perhaps Martin's best album. Her tribute to the sultry, slow-motion genius of the late pianist-singer features an intimate, upfront voice and daring vulnerability that rewards patient attention. Highlights: tightrope torpor on the title track; a moody version of the Helen Reddy-via Shirley piece LA Breakdown.

15 June 2007