Rebecca Martin was nominated best female Jazz singer of the year by the Jazz Journalist Association. She shares the honor with singers Cassandra Wilson, Gretchen Parlato, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Roberta Gambarini. To see the complete list, click on this LINK.
Read this recent music review of Rebecca Martin by Nate Chinen in the New York Times. Here is an excerpt:
“As jazz singers go, Rebecca Martin exudes the plainest sort of poise, almost radical in its utter lack of flash. When she wasn’t cradling an acoustic guitar on Thursday night at the Cornelia Street Café, she held her arms clasped behind her back, as if to make sure they wouldn’t be a distraction. She sang quietly, favoring slow tempos.
The New York Times gives enthusiastic reviews of Rebecca Martin’s new album “When I Was Long Ago”, and in support of her next live performance in New York City on Thursday, December 16th 2010. Showtimes are 7:30pm and 9:30pm at the JAZZ STANDARD. For tickets, visit this LINK.
“The jazz singer Rebecca Martin can sing slow swing with a supreme sense of centering around the pulse, re-designing melodies and making her voice crinkle at emotional points. And when the drumming goes away completely, she grows stronger…the musicians give her molasses swing and empathy and lots of empty space, and she takes care of the rest.”
Ben Ratliff, The New York Times
“On her gorgeously intimate new album ‘When I Was Long Ago’ the singer Rebecca Martin addresses a program of jazz standards as if sifting through treasured momentos”.
Nate Chinen, New York Times
“When I Was Long Ago” was given a four star review by the important writer Michel Contat in Telerama Magazine today.
You can read it by following this LINK