Songe / Emma Gilmartin
At last, Emma's follow up Album to the acclaimed 'Tomorrow, Just you wait and see' (MD3266), (a collaboration with acclaimed Australian pianist and composer Tony Gould), has arrived. 'Songe' features 2 original tracks from Gilmartin herself, who has been described as being of "crystalline purity with vibrato-less tone and flawless pitch." This striking new CD also features the talents of Will Poskitt, Ben Robertson, Rajiv Jayaweera and Eugene Ball, (piano, double bass, drums and trumpet respectively).
"Now and then, one hears a voice which instantly suggests uncommon beauty and musicality. Add to this a sensitivity to lyrics, impeccable sense of pitch, a rare control of vibrato, and you have wonderful artistry. This is what I hear in the singing of Emma Gilmartin. It all comes from her approach to both her art and her fellow human beings."
1. Fairly fast samba (Emma Gilmartin)
2. I'm old fashioned (Jerome Kern / Johnny Mercer)
3. Another Story Girl (Stina Nordernstam)
4. Devil may care (T. P. Kirk / Bob Dorough)
5. SONGE (Emma Gilmartin)
6. I've never been in love before (Frank Loesser)
7. For no one (Lennon / McCartney)
8. When you wish upon a star (Ned and Leigh Harline)
9. A weaver of dreams (Victor Young / Jack Elliot)
10. Is it OK if I call you mine (Paul McCrane)
Press Quotes“[Gilmartin has] crystalline purity with vibrato-less tone and flawless pitch.”
— Leon Gettler, The Age 'Green Guide'“There is a girlish sweetness about Emma Gilmartin's singing which is immediately engaging, without becoming cloying over the long haul. The standards are augmented by a couple of pleasant originals, and her Melbourne trio is bolstered by the exceptional trumpeter Eugene Ball on three tracks.”
— John Shand, Limelight Magazine“"Emma's lovely gentle voice has wide appeal ... She is fast becoming one of Australia's leading Jazz vocalists”
— Valerie Brown, Courtyard Jazz Club“All up it's an assured and likeable album”
— Adrian Jackson, Rhythm's
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