Claire Martin - Time & Place - Bop-N-Jazz

Claire Martin makes vocal jazz sexy again with a smoldering sophistication of timeless elegance. The latest offering finds Martin paired with the Montpellier Cello Quartet and the results are striking. Chamber jazz meets modern music with an organ pulse and evocative style that only Martin can seem to embrace.

The tunes you know yet that are more to the eclectic side with marvelous adaptations of such favorites as the David Bowie classic "The Man Who Sold The World" along with such standards as "My Ship" and a stellar cover of "Round Midnight." No matter the style, Martin crawls inside a lyric and gets comfortable and allows the listener to follow her on the same journey. A rare Joni Mitchell number "Two Grey Rooms" may be the crowning jewel of this recording while the Montpellier Cello Quartet adds a unique texture to a presentation that could have easily gone the other way.

Claire Martin has taken traditional vocal jazz to the next level and it is about time!

Bop-N-Jazz
06 September 2014