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He never mentioned love
remembering Shirley Horn

claire martin


Claire Martin vocals
Gareth Williams - piano   ~   Clark Tracey - drums
Laurence Cottle - bass   ~   Jim Mullen - guitar
Gerard Presencer - flugelhorn   ~   Nigel Hitchcock - saxophone
Steve Watts - bass   ~   Massimo Marraccini - percussion

Claire Martin returns with this stylish tribute to the late and legendary American songstress Shirley Horn.   “He Never Mentioned Love” sees the UK's finest Jazz singer investigate songs memorably performed by her greatest influence.

• Perhaps her finest recording to date, this album, her twelfth release for Linn Records, captures an intimate and more mature sound from Ms Martin.

• “Probably no other singer has had such an influence on (Claire Martin), and yet there are no traces of borrowing or imitation. The CD is such a warm, musical tribute to a great artist.” (Richard Rodney Bennett)

• Claire Martin has won the Best Vocalist title a record five times at the BBC Jazz Awards and is an artist clearly at the top of her game.

• Claire has played top jazz venues in the Far East, Australia, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Norway, Denmark and Canada and will play the prestigious Oak Room in New York in June-July, 2007.

• As presenter of “Jazz Line-Up” on BBC Radio 3 Claire is known to thousands of jazz fans and has received a nomination for Broadcaster of the Year at the 2007 Parliamentary Jazz Awards to be held on April 24th.

    “Claire Martin has long been one of Britain's finest voices.” - The Observer
  1. He never mentioned love     5.08
  2. Forget me     3.58
  3. Everything must change     5.16
  4. Trav'llin' light     2.43
  5. The music that makes me dance     6.09
  6. All night long     3.39
  7. If you go     4.56
  8. A song for you     4.58
  9. Slowly but Shirley     4.05
10. You're near     4.37
11. L.A. breakdown     5.20
12. Slow time     4.07
13. The sun died     5.27

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