Claire Martin & Jim Mullen: Bumpin’

Teaming up with guitarist Jim Mullen was a good idea and playing a programme of music written by or associated with Wes Montgomery also makes good sense. It doesn't break any new ground but few jazz singers can take 11 well-worn standards and blues tracks and make them sound fresh and personal as Claire can. She begins with a sturdy version of Road Song which emphasises her unique approach and, like the rest of the tracks, features a fine Mullen solo. Ms Martin choos
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