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When Lights Are Low / Claire Martin, Richard Rodney Bennett


Release Date: 11/15/2011 
Label:  Linn Records   Catalog #: AKD392  
Composer:  Benny Carter
Performer:  Claire MartinRichard Rodney Bennett
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The unstoppable duo of Claire Martin and Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, a partnership polished over two decades, originally released their stylish duo album ‘When Lights Are Low' in 2006 to critical acclaim. It's now being re-issued in Sir Richard's 75th birthday year.

1 My One And Only
Band Claire Martin – Vocals, Richard Rodney Bennett – Piano & vocals Writer George Gershwin 2:39

2 I Was A Little Too Lonely
Band Richard Rodney Bennett – Piano & vocals Writer Jay Livingston, Raymond B Evans 2:02

3 My Mood Is You
Band Claire Martin – Vocals, Richard Rodney Bennett – Piano Writer Carl Sigman 3:17

4 World Weary
Band Richard Rodney Bennett – Piano &
Read more vocals Writer Noel Coward 3:07

5 When Lights Are Low
Band Claire Martin – Vocals, Richard Rodney Bennett – Piano & vocals Writer Benny Carter, Spencer Williams 2:56

6 Fools Fall in Love
Band Claire Martin – Vocals, Richard Rodney Bennett – Piano Writer Irving Berlin 3:17

7 I Got a Right to Sing the Blues
Band Claire Martin – Vocals, Richard Rodney Bennett – Piano Writer Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler 3:39

8 Baby Plays Around
Band Richard Rodney Bennett – Piano & vocals Writer Cait O’Riordan, Elvis Costello 3:29

9 The Very Thought of You
Band Claire Martin – Vocals, Richard Rodney Bennett – Piano Writer Ray Noble 4:54

10 What I Was Warned About
Band Claire Martin – Vocals, Richard Rodney Bennett – Piano & vocals Writer Hugh Martin 2:52

11 Baby, Don’t You Quit Now
Band Claire Martin – Vocals, Richard Rodney Bennett – Piano & vocals Writer Jimmy Rowles, Johnny Mercer 3:00

12 No Love, No Nothing
Band Claire Martin – Vocals, Richard Rodney Bennett – Piano & vocals Writer Harry Warren, Robin Leo 3:44

13 Not Exactly Paris
Band Richard Rodney Bennett – Piano & vocals Writer Michael Leonard, Russell E George 3:15

14 Any Place I Hang my Hat is Home
Band Claire Martin – Vocals, Richard Rodney Bennett – Piano & vocals Writer Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen 2:49

15 I Keep Going Back to Joe’s
Band Richard Rodney Bennett – Piano & vocals Writer Marvin Fisher, Jack Segal 3:32

16 We’ll Be Together Again
Band Claire Martin – Vocals, Richard Rodney Bennett – Piano & vocals Writer Carl Fischer, Frankie Laine 3:45

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Works on This Recording

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When Lights Are Low by Benny Carter
Performer:  Claire Martin (Voice), Richard Rodney Bennett (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 A very sexy disc with a pair of very sexy singers May 8, 2012 By D. Leung (Hong Kong, N/A) See All My Reviews "Don't take me wrong, I am not referring to their appearnce as on the leaflet but the degree of charisma and charm they achieved in this CD. Some people say the mix of younger and older artists always does it (like Mutter and Karajan perhaps) but I think it is the perfect sense of ease they must have felt with each other and that they were really trying to make it work. Some passages may be a touch loud but those were never strained. The recording was superb and the piano also received its share of attention by the engineers. It was very natural and relaxed. The only unexpected thing was with my setup this CD sounded a touch "better" than the SACD of their latter production (witchcraft). But I was only playing the CD layer. 100%, thumbs up." Report Abuse
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