Martha Lorin's COME WALK WITH ME is worthy of many awards and should be considered for a Grammy award, too! Martha Lorin is one of those perfect jazz voices that comes along rarely, and her artistry shines brilliantly on this new release of 15 selections. In some ways, I was reminded of both Keely Smith and Helen Morgan. Martha Lorin's voice will hypnotize you with its emotional gentleness and subtle beauty of expression .
Selections include the hauntingly beautiful "Close Your Eyes" which just gets better and better and better each time it is listened to! Other great songs include "Come Walk With Me," "You've Got A Friend," Cole Porter's "Every Time We Say Goodbye," "Cinnamon and Clove," Billy Strayhorn's "Lush Life," among others. Every song is a perfect gem!!
Special mention to Miles Black on piano, William Blount on clarinet, Johnny Frigo on violin for their outstanding solo work throughout the entire collection. Every musician on this collection performs top-notch in every way!
Martha Lorin reveals additional gifts with her own compositions, Lorin/Haziltine "Come Walk With Me," Lorin/Collett "Rain Song," and Lorin/Collett "Low Down Blues." A song that really says it all and is beautifully expressed by Martha Lorin is the enduring and visionary Rogers/Hammerstein classic, "Carefully Taught." A lively version of Irving Berlin's "Let's Face The Music And Dance" is sure to catch everybody's attention, as will the highly sensual version of Alan & Marlyn Bergman's "The Island."
I would suggest to all listeners who enjoy great female jazz vocalists to purchase Martha Lorin's COME WALK WITH ME. So much excellent music on this CD, every selection a perfect fit for the vocals of Martha Lorin. Great vocals. Great music. A singer that can sing with feeling, verve, and style! "Cinnamon and Clove" and "Low Down Blues" are also Martha Lorin at her best! Five stars to a perfect collection. COME WALK WITH ME is the Tops! Excellent!!!!