Claire Martin - Time & Place - The Sunday Times
Still coming to terms with the loss of her mentor, Richard Rodney Bennett, our finest jazz singer is never content to take the easy option. Martin's honeyed delivery meshes perfectly with the Montpellier Cello's strings, not to mention her own quartet and the debonair pianist-composer Joe Stilgoe. Once again, her eye for distinctive material doesn't let her down. Mark-Anthony Turnage provides the limpid setting on Joni Mitchell's Two Grey Rooms; She's Leaving Home is a match for Lennon and McCartney's original. Martin has never sounded more authoritative.