Jazz the the Blue Lamp- Emilia Martensson
The Blue Lamp hosts Emilia Martensson and Barry Green following a great performance at the London Jazz Festival. Over the last decade, Emilia has built a well- deserved reputation as one of the most exciting young vocalists on the UK jazz scene. But you won't find her simply churning out hackneyed jazz standards. Her gently expressive voice and highly personal compositions are firmly rooted in the folklore and the countryside of her native southern Sweden, adding to the mystique and allure of a distinctive and truly original artist.
Mårtensson is reunited with bright young UK pianist Barry Green, with whom she recorded her albums. Tonight you will hear the duo play songs from both these albums, which continues to blur the lines between Jazz/Folk and Alt- Pop and contains both original compositions as well as their own interpretations of songs by Paul Simon, James Taylor and Jacques Brel etc.
“…Martensson invests every sound with a skimming, rapturous lightness and clarity, and Green demonstrates a cool individuality within familiar Bill Evans-to-Jarrett territory. ” Guardian