At last, Emma's follow up Album to the acclaimed 'Tomorrow, Just you wait and see' (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."
While her skill and training lies predominantly in Jazz and Latin styles, Emma Gilmartin is passionate about, and experienced in a variety of styles including Soul, Popular, and Celtic. She has spent much of her musical life writing her own music in an original band in Melbourne.
“[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
- Fairly Fast Samba Emma Gilmartin 4:48
- I'm Old Fashioned Jerome Kern Johnny Mercer 6:12
- Another Story Girl Stina Nordenstam 7:06
- Devil May Care Terrell P. Kirk Bob Dorough 7:10
- Songe Emma Gilmartin 5:33
- I've Never Been In Love Before Frank Loesser 6:44
- For No One John Lennon Paul McCartney 4:08
- When You Wish Upon A Star Leigh Harline 4:01
- A Weaver Of Dreams Victor Young Jack Elliot 6:30
- Is It OK If I Call You Mine Paul McCrane 2:59
- Emma Gilmartin · vocals
- Will Poskitt · piano
- Ben Robertson · double bass
- Rajiv Jayaweera · drums
- Eugene Ball · trumpet · tracks 2, 6 and 7
Where to buy
Recorded at the Move Records Studio, Melbourne Australia.
This recording project has been assisted by the Commonwealth Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
- List price
- $25.00 AUD
- Total playing time
- 55 minutes 11 seconds
- Vaughan McAlley
- Move Records Studio
- Thanks to
- Australia Council
- Release date
- June 2005
- © 2005 Move Records
- ℗ 2005 Move Records
- Catalogue number
- MD 3298
- EAN 9314574329827