Another Time Another Place
In the album's liner notes, acclaimed author and lyricist Judith Viorst writes...'Sally Martin is back with a new CD, and it's about time. Actually, it's about many different times and many different places, and Sally seems to be radiantly at home in all of them. Composed of dreams and memories, of loves lived, lost, and longed for, these songs offer some things old and some things new, combining a dazzling array of choices with a strong and confident sensibility that brings, and holds, all the disparate pieces together. What we're hearing--and maybe we've never heard anything quite like this before--is chamber cabaret, the blessed back-and-forth collaboration of Sally's shimmering voice, James Fitzpatrick's piano (and oh-so-wise musical direction), and Deborah Brudvig's cello, a cello playing some amazing games. Sally often finds the soul of a song in a new and surprising location. Listen to her jazzy, even a bit manic, take on Paul Simon's "America." Listen to how she makes Joni Mitchell's "Carey" her very own, floating like an angel above the accompaniment. Whether she is addressing us as an elegant French chanteuse, a doomed Irish lad, or a besotted romantic, Sally brings to her music a rueful recognition of life's tough realities and sweet possibilities, it's inevitable disappointments and head-spinning joys. Hers is music made by a grown-up, a grown-up who knows who she is, who is willing to break a few rules, and who--as her last song would have it--is jubilantly savoring the chance to sing.' ''The singing, playing, phrasing and arranging are smart, sophisticated and delightful.' Jon Kalbfleisch, Music Director, Signature Theatre, Arlington, VA 'Sally Martin's new CD, 'Another Time, Another Place' is a charming recital of familiar and not so familiar songs from the popular and Broadway literature, a couple in French. Her clear voice and unerring pitch, tastefully supported by piano and cello, match the melodies with clear understanding of the lyrics. Neither cabaret nor theatrical, her approach makes these art songs.' Art Hilgart, 'Broadway Revisited' on National Public Radio.