Linn Records (www.linnrecords.com) is an independent label producing jazz music by thrilling vocalists and instrumentalists. Check out the smokey tones of Claire Martin, five times Best Vocalist in the British Jazz Awards who counts Shirley Horn, Sheila Jordan, Peggy Lee and Ella Fitzgerald among her stylistic influences. Her 8 albums for Linn include her seminal debut The Waiting Game (AKD 018), Make This City Ours (AKD 066) recorded in New York City with Pete Washington on bass, Greg Hutchinson on drums and Antonio Hart on Saxophone, and her recent Very Best of, Every Now And Then (AKD 177).
Barb Jungr has been described as the UK's answer to Juliette Greco and sing Jacques Brel and Bob Dylan with the same commitment and passion. Her albums for Linn Records are both bestsellers, Chanson: The Space in Between (AKD 129) a disc of English language versions of the great French chanson repertoire, and Every Grain of Sand (AKD 187) an intriguing disc of Bob Dylan songs featuring delicate, chamber jazz versions of 15 of the great man's songs.
Willard White, Juilliard trained and a New York Met regular, has just released a disc of spirituals and standards made famous by the legendary singer and civil rights activist Paul Robeson. The Paul Robeson Legacy (AKD 190) features Mood Indigo, Witness and Got the South in my Soul and is a must for anyone who loves the music that forms the roots not only of jazz but of Western popular music.
Guitarist Martin Taylor picks a sweet tune, influenced by Django Reinhart and the late great Stephane Grapelli, with whom he collaborated for a recording on Linn Records - Reunion (AKD 094). Other intrumentalists to check out are tenor sax Tommy Smith and drummer Clark Tracey - among many others.
Standard price CDs are £15 and shipping is free worldwide. This month - £5 off orders of over £20. Visit us at www.linnrecords.com to hear soundclips and browse our full catalogue.