“Hugely enjoyable” Jazzwise
“Sparkles with energy” AllAboutJazz.com
“Refreshingly original… a stand out performance” Jazz Rag
“A refreshingly unfussy style and a knack for telling a story” The Scotsman
“Wonderful, compelling listening” Anita Wardell
“Sideswipes the deluge of post Sinatra crooners” Ian Shaw
Many thanks to Greg Murphy and Jazz Rag for this fantastic review of the new album.
"Mark Jennett is a singer of considerable ability, refreshingly original in his treatment of items from the Great American Songbook ... But most intriguing of all is Jennett’s ability to act as a sixth instrumentalist, improvising over and around the chord sequences in a manner that brings to mind Mark Murphy."
Mark has been working with renowned musician and producer Geoff Gascoyne on a set of sophisticated reinterpretations of 20th century standards from writers as diverse as Cole Porter and Randy Newman. Geoff says, “Mark’s unaffected tone, warm sound and restrained emotionalism complement the arrangements beautifully.”
"Sparkles with energy ... beautifully performed. Great songs interpreted with style. Jennett is a singer who understands and immerses himself in the stories the songs are telling." AllAboutJazz.com
"A welcome release from a singer who thankfully sideswipes the deluge of post Sinatra crooners - yet homage to the great swinging vocal tradition is ever present." Ian Shaw
Many thanks to Peter Quinn for this great review of the new CD in the October issue of Jazzwise magazine.
"Kicking off with the adrenalized title track, taken from the Sondheim musical Anyone Can Whistle, this hugely enjoyable 14-track collection from vocalist Mark Jennett presents a mix of standards, show tunes and pop classics. From the syncopated electric piano riff that gently propels ‘Are You There (With Another Boy) forward, to the slinky, head-nodding take on ‘How Long Has This Been Going On’, to the pared down voice, bass and drums interpretation of ‘Oh, Look At Me Now’, Geoff Gascoyne’s arrangements are first rate."