“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…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. Her embellishments registered on the […]
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UPSTATE in Today’s New York Times Arts & Leisure Section. “BACK IN TOWN WITH TRICKY TUNES: A composer doesn’t necessarily mean a songwriter, especially in Jazz. Guillermo Klein, originally from Argentina, who has written brilliantly for his jazz groups in New York and Barcelona since the mid-90’s, never made a distinction. He creates pieces […]
DON’T MEAN A THING AT ALL (from the album TWAIN) R. Martin When all of the house lights are taken down And all of the people there That traveled for hundreds of miles around To hear their songs fill the air Their beauty, the quiet and heaviness The shadows they recall Don’t mean a […]
On A Sunday Morning R. Martin What’s true for some Just like a song could break your heart When the sum is framed To mislead them all The fated cast With the chances slim to none Whenever the moment comes To it may they rise. For the years were long and the night time too […]
Portrait Words and music by Charles Mingus I’ve seen all kinds of pictures Most of the beauties of the world From places I’ve traveled I still recall This quaint melody as I thrill Painting my own pictures in tones I’ve painted all mother earth Both flowers that brave the morn Tones color the life she’s […]
Rebecca Martin will be performing this fall as a duo with Bassist Larry Grenadier. Thursday, August 28th Soundwaves Concert Series Westport, NY Thursday, October 30th Palm Jazz Festival Gilwice, Poland Saturday, November 1st AMR Geneve, Switzerland Sunday, November 2nd Enjoy Jazz Festival Mannheim, Germany Tuesday, November 4th La Faiencerie La Tronche, France
Watch Rebecca Martin’s collaborative group TILLERY (Rebecca Martin, Gretchen Parlato and Becca Stevens) perform live at Blue Whale in LA, CA. The three perform “Tillery” written by Becca Stevens with poetry by Jane Tyson Clement and Becca Stevens. TILLERY will head into the studio in January, 2014. Recorded by Pete Rende.
TWAIN is selected as one of the 10 best Jazz albums of 2013 by the editors of iTunes! iTunes best of 2013
Rebecca Martin and Larry Grenadier are heading out to Europe in December. Live performances in Auxerre, Paris and Zurich. The pair will also be teaching at the Conservatoire de Paris.