Monday, January 16, 2017

Claire Martin at Ronnie Scotts

Soho, London. Monday 16-January-2017.

With the James Pearson Quintet and the Tippett Quartet - celebrating Shirley Horn.

The Times writes:
"The best British singer of her generation brought together a quintet and a poised string section to pay tribute to the American singer and pianist.
Her Soho set, which brought together a quintet led by the house pianist James Pearson and a poised string section, was often more affecting than some of the overly lush recordings that Horn made in her final years." [Full review...]

Though obviously a class act in her chosen genre personally I found it a bit too schmaltzy, crooner ballad-like. Still you don't know till you've tried it.

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