Singular Voices: An Evening with Marlon Williams
City Recital Hall
Fri 10 December, 2021
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With her dazzlingly accomplished debut album, Martha Marlow arrives with an artistic vision fully formed. Drenched in orchestral pop, Medicine Man is an evocative, heart-on-sleeve album, exploring recurrent themes of introspection, longing and hope.
Growing up in the same Sydney home where The Bee Gees honed their craft, Marlow was surrounded by music. Her father, renowned jazz bassist Jonathan Zwartz, crafted the album’s luscious string arrangements. Storytelling is central to Marlow’s practice, reaching towards her heroes (Nina Simone, Nick Drake, Billie Holiday) whilst channelling her contemporaries (Radiohead, Laura Marling, Fiona Apple).
Marlow will perform Medicine Man in its entirety for Singular Voices, with her band of jazz luminaries, including Jonathan Zwartz, Ben Hauptmann, Clayton Doley and Hamish Stuart and backed by a 17-piece chamber orchestra led by Nigel Westlake.
7.30pm: Support Act (to be announced)
8.30pm: Martha Marlow
She pens songs – as finely crafted as they are sweetly sung – that recall the glory of John Martyn, with their inbuilt rhythmic supplenessJohn Shand, Sydney Morning Herald
Singular Voices is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW
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