From the French web magazine Le blog de jazzaseizheur
ILENE MARTINEZ, American living in France, offers us, with her album “Reasons” a subtle blend of folk, blues and rock to best effect. I have listened to her album several times and, undeniably, it reminds me of the excellent Tracy Chapman who knows how to seduce us with a folk-blues inspired by the best sources of popular American music. ILENE MARTINEZ has a warm and endearing voice that makes her different from other projects that navigate the same musical trends. It should be noted the participation in this recording of sublime saxophonist CELINE BONACINA who intervenes in her own way on the themes “Reasons” and “I Reckon”. Undeniably ILENE MARTINEZ is a vocalist to watch who plans to record her new LP next May in Austin (Texas).