Claire Martin - Witchcraft - Record Collector

On a more contemporary note is Claire Martin and Richard Rodney Bennett "Witchcraft".  A celebration of Cy Coleman's work, Martin and the composer Bennett sing along to his piano while tackling a selection of Coleman greats such as "The Best Is Yet To Come", the title track and "Nobody Does It Like Me", along with lesser-known tracks such as "Sometime When You're Lonely".  Martin excels, is in command of each lyric and is almost theatrical in her approach to each song, while Rodney Bennett gets through on personality and reputation.  The blend is attractive and oddly harmonious.

Record Collector
27 May 2011