Martha Lorin "Just Jazz"
A collection of classic jazz songs for the american songbook. Porter, Gershwin, Ellington, Arlen, Mantooth, Lorin.
"After an absence of three years, critically acclaimed jazz singer, Martha Lorin, returns to the NY nightclub scene. Martha is constantly exploring the jazz landscape with a spirit of lifting and broadening her musical acumen. Her explorations have presented the opportunity to work with a wide range of world class musicians, including, Paul Smith, Benny Green, Richard Wyands, Harvie Swartz, Eddie Marshall, Monty Budwig, Leon Joyce, Butch Miles, and Mark Isham.
"Gift ideas, first choice ? Come Walk With Me, ?A perfect Sunday morning: the Times, good Louisiana coffee, this CD. Southport Jazz, $16. H. Scott Jolley, Time Out New York.
"Yes, her voice dazzles... like a diamond with endless facets, she smokes, she growls, she purrs and then opens up like a clarion trumpet revealing an instrument of such size that the microphone becomes almost a useless appendage. Truly, though, it is her innate warmth and intelligence and a fine tuned sense of the meaning of the lyric that rules the seemingly limitless voice. In an age where singers from Broadway to American Idol rely solely on volume and emotional fakery, it is a revelation to see someone on stage who can amaze us and touch us at the same time." Michael Milton/Associate Producer/The Producer Circle Co. Michael Milton/Film: CHICAGO (co-produced with Miramax Films); Broadway: THE LIFE (Cy Coleman), SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS (Marvin Hamlisch), LA CAGE AUX FOLLES (revival, Jerry Herman), CHITA RIVERA/A DANCER'S LIFE.
?Miss Lorin?s easy, controlled contralto add to the meditative atmosphere of ... her songs.? John S. Wilson - The New York Times.
"Martha Lorin's Blues of Broadway starts with the song "Satin Doll" which from the start points out her ability to bring such a great variety in her voice on this CD. Moving over to track two just confirms the opinion of the first track and let's you settle in and enjoy all her, sometimes surprising, Blues over Broadway." Joost Van Steen, Jazz & Blues Tour Radio - The Netherland.
?She is a wonderful singer who has a timeless quality and yet is a fresh voice on the jazz scene.? Tommy Flanagan.
"At last, a singer who delivers a song the way the composer intended. The way Martha Lorin sings the songs in her CD, Blues Over Broadway, makes one feel they had been written just for her! There are only a few artists that can interpret a song the composer's way and Martha Lorin's approach to each lyric has that feeling. Blues Over Broadway breaks new ground with evergreens like "On The Street Where You Live" and "Im Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter". Her voice is a thing of beauty...clear and distinctive and her performances of songs by Ellington, Bacharach and Porter stand out. I believe Mr. Ellington wrote "Satin Doll" (cut one) just for her" Jim Stone - WLNZ Lansing, MI.For more Information please visit www.marthalorin.com or and www.lampkinmusic.com