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Claire Martin, OBE

Perfect Alibi

Claire Martin - Perfect Alibi


Claire Martin (vocals), Paul Stacey (guitar & keyboards), Jeremey Stacey (drums), Anthony Kerr (vibes), Mornington Lockett (clarinet & saxophone), Luis Jardim (percussion), Arnie Somogyi (double bass), Special guest John Martyn (vocals)

Perfect Alibi

Year: 2000
Label: Linn Records

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Claire Martin - Perfect AlibiPerfect Alibi is a diverse mix of modern classics.

Originally released in 2000, Perfect Alibi has been re-issued as part of Linn’s ECHO series which offers a second chance to enjoy the best of the label’s award-winning catalogue.

‘Just as she has always had an eye for the rarer jazz standard, Martin – like Quincy Jones – has always enjoyed crossing the tracks into the mainstream.’ The Sunday Times

‘That rarest of things: a singer who actually lives up to the extravagant claims made on their behalf.’ Jazzwise

Presenting an extensive variety of songs that demonstrate Claire’s stunning vocal talents, Perfect Alibi includes tracks written by Phoebe Snow, Todd Rundgren, Jimi Hendrix, Laura Nyro, Julia Fordham and John Martyn. This album saw Claire Martin lead the jazz world into pop-crossover territory before Norah Jones and Madeleine Peyroux made this style an accepted genre.

“Curl up somewhere comfy then play this CD.” more >>

Hi-Fi i Muzyka
5 Stars
“W przypadku tej wykonawczyni nie moglo byc inaczej.” more >>

High Fidelity
“lyden er superb og matcher meget godt den ligeledes høje musikalske kvalitet” more >>
La excelente vocalista de jazz “Claire Martin” se ha convertido en un auténtico icono del prestigioso sello escocés “Linn Records”. more >>

4 Stars
That rarest of things: a singer who actually lives up to the extravagant claims made on their behalf. more >>

Yorkshire Post
You can’t have too much of a good thing. more >>

Audiophile Audition
5 Stars
Many of the songs are delivered with a jazzy twist and her trademark smoky-sweet voice. more >>

Atlantic Audio Society
An impressive singer, Claire Martin… more >>

The Jazz Rag
‘smooth as silk voice…’ more >>

Inverness Courier
‘comfortable and late-night listening’ more >>

‘Good enough to start a trend’ more >>

The Leeds Guide
‘a brave step for Martin!’ more >>

Top (Tower Records)
‘talented’ more >>

Sunday Times
one of the few world-class singers more >>

The Observer
one of Britain’s finest voices more >>

Classic CD
her voice smoulders more >>

this is a real treat more >>

The Sunday Times 
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The Times 
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