In Love Again, Is It Love, Pure Joy, Beyond The Rainbow, Here I Go, Foreign Affairs, Gail Marten–Gold Edition 2011
Greatest Audiophile Voices Vol. 2; Greatest Audiophile Voices Vol. 3; Greatest Audiophile Voices Volume 4; Female Jazz Standard Vol. 3; The Best of Pop Jazz; Love, Jazz; Just Jazz; Jazz & I; A Little Pop, A Little Jazz Vol. 4; Female Jazz Vol. 3; When Blues Meets Jazz; Movies Classic In Jazz Vol. 2; Jazz Unlimited Vol. 3; Jazz Stories; Bossa Stories; Baltimore Jazzscapes II; Sentimental Journey; Best Hi-Fi Female Voices; In A Sentimental Mood; Jazz Unlimited Vol. 4; True Audiophile 34 Jazz Standards; Movies Classic in Jazz (Deluxe); The Little Jazz Box; The Little Jazz Box Vol. 2; Greatest Audiophile Voices
Numerous awards have been received for her CDs produced with Clem Ehoff, Beyond The Rainbow, Pure Joy, and Is It Love. Her CD, In Love Again, featuring pianist Larry Willis, has received international acclaim, and was named one of The Best 20 Vocal Jazz CDs of 2009 by jazz critic and journalist W. Royal Stokes at Jazz House Diaries.
ASCAPlus, Women's Radio Best of the 2000's, UK International Songwriting Contest, Great American Songbook, JPF International, Baltimore Jazzine Best Recording of the Year 2011, John Lennon Songwriting Contest, Billboard Songwriting Contest, Broadjam's Summer Music Challenge, Lyric Awards Global Contest, Song & Film, Finland’s Vantaa Jazz Heritage, Film Music Network and others.
"Her interpretations separate the women from the girls, the professionals from the ingénues, the cabaret hip from the jazz pretenders . . . Another talent she can call on whenever the Muse allows, is her lyric writing." – Harvey Siders, Jazz Times
"Wonderful! Lovely voice. A classic pop jazz vocalist." – Mark Murphy
"An artist of rare sensivity and taste with the unique ability to get inside a song and convey its meaning to the fullest."
– Karl Stober, Jazz Trenzz
"Gail Marten not only sings lyrics which tell a story, but recites a vivid prose which demonstrates that she has a hip awareness of life— delivered with a voice of sweetness and verve. She not only stirs passion, but she generates reflective thought. Delicious, as the melding of passion and intellect often is . . . the girl next door dressed in a black sheath!" – Anthony Agostinelli, Jazz Newsletter
“Her choice of material and the warmth, intelligence, and utter infectiousness of her voice bring joy to these hungry ears. It's just so-o-o nice to find an HONEST singer.” – Steve Ember
“Ms. Marten caresses a jazz vocal with the authority of authenticity, and projects an innate awareness of how the songwriter might wish to hear the song sung. Her lyrical approach to standards brings an exciting new dimension to the music. She radiates a warmth and sophistication that is completely captivating.” – Paul Nuñez, Curiosadid
"In Love Again is as elegant and refreshing as an expertly made Negroni . . . Marten inhabits the material with a haunting, lived-in quality." – David Dudley, The Urbanite Magazine
"Wonderful. The Real Deal." – Donald Harrison
“Gail Marten’s new release (Is It Love) is a triumph in lyrics and arrangement . . . With her exotic sensual tones Ms. Marten can get across what most feel but rarely admit . . . Her vocals, with eloquence, reach out to that lover inside of all of us." – Karl Stober, Jazz Trenzz
"Gail Marten, you are a tunesmith/wordsmith/jazz singer of such talent that you are, as Duke used to say, 'Beyond Category.' Your Intelligence, maturity and hipness put you In Touch." – Frank Koiner, The Spotlite
“Her voice has been compared to artists like Keely Smith and Chris Connor but I also hear echoes of Mel Torme. Her writing, the arrangements and that magnificent voice add up to an outstanding and highly emotionally charged listening experience.”
– Jazz Trane
“A great jazz voice with phrasing that shows a sense of dialogue, of space and rhythmic awareness—or was it just serendipity? “
– Hal Whittaker, Review
"Gail's voice has never sounded better, her phrasing is impeccable, the choice and tracking of the tunes tell a story of a life lived. Her vocals stir your feelings and reach into your heart, but give you food for thought about your own romances."
Are you seeking fresh new material for your upcoming concert or recording project?
Listen to award-winning originals from the albums IS IT LOVE and PURE JOY on the music library page. Let me know if any of the songs interest you. Charts are available.