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offBEAT

Claire Martin

offBEAT

..live recording
BKD 046 (Linn Records)
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Track Time Listen
1
Off Beat

Off Beat

Band Claire Martin - vocals, Gareth Williams - piano, Arnie Somogyi - bass, Clark Tracey - drums
Writer Leon Pober
Arranger Gareth Williams, Claire Martin
2:03 Play $1.70
2
Buy And Sell

Buy And Sell

Band Claire Martin - vocals, Gareth Williams - piano, Arnie Somogyi - bass, Clark Tracey - drums
Writer Laura Nyro
Arranger Gareth Williams, Claire Martin
6:00 Play $3.40
3
Come Back To Me

Come Back To Me

Band Claire Martin - vocals, Gareth Williams - piano, Arnie Somogyi - bass, Clark Tracey - drums
Writer A.J. Learner, B.Lane
Arranger Gareth Williams/ Claire Martin
3:39 Play $1.70
4
I'll Close My Eyes

I'll Close My Eyes

Band Claire Martin - vocals, Gareth Williams - piano, Arnie Somogyi - bass, Clark Tracey - drums
Guest Artist Mark Nightingale - trombone
Writer Billy Reid
Arranger Gareth Williams, Claire Martin
6:26 Play $3.40
5
Monk's New Tune

Monk's New Tune

Band Claire Martin - vocals, Gareth Williams - piano, Arnie Somogyi - bass, Clark Tracey - drums
Guest Artist Anthony Kerr - vibes
Writer M Frank
Arranger Gareth Williams, Claire Martin
3:48 Play $1.70
6
I Do It For Your Love

I Do It For Your Love

Band Claire Martin - vocals, Gareth Williams - piano, Arnie Somogyi - bass, Clark Tracey - drums
Writer Paul Simon
Arranger Gareth Williams, Claire Martin
5:23 Play $3.40
7
Worth The Wait

Worth The Wait

Band Claire Martin - vocals, Gareth Williams - piano, Arnie Somogyi - bass, Clark Tracey - drums
Writer G Williams
Arranger Gareth Williams, Claire Martin
4:16 Play $1.70
8
Wishful Thinking

Wishful Thinking

Band Claire Martin - vocals, Gareth Williams - piano, Arnie Somogyi - bass, Clark Tracey - drums
Guest Artist Anthony Kerr - vibes
Writer David Newton , J.E.Siegel
Arranger Gareth Williams, Claire Martin
5:12 Play $3.40
9
Comes Love

Comes Love

Band Claire Martin - vocals, Gareth Williams - piano, Arnie Somogyi - bass, Clark Tracey - drums
Guest Artist Mark Nightingale - trombone
Arranger C. Tobias
3:55 Play $1.70
10
Would You Believe?

Would You Believe?

Band Claire Martin - vocals, Gareth Williams - piano, Arnie Somogyi - bass, Clark Tracey - drums
Writer C Coleman, J Lipton
Arranger Gareth Williams, Claire Martin
6:29 Play $3.40
11
Lost In His Arms

Lost In His Arms

Band Claire Martin - vocals, Gareth Williams - piano, Arnie Somogyi - bass, Clark Tracey - drums
Writer I Berlin
Arranger Gareth Williams, Claire Martin
7:04 Play $3.40
12
Something Real

Something Real

Band Claire Martin - vocals, Gareth Williams - piano, Arnie Somogyi - bass, Clark Tracey - drums
Guest Artist Mark Nightingale - trombone
Writer Phoebe Snow
Arranger Gareth Williams, Claire Martin
4:21 Play $1.70
13
Make Sure You're Sure

Make Sure You're Sure

Band Claire Martin - vocals, Gareth Williams - piano, Arnie Somogyi - bass, Clark Tracey - drums
Writer Stevie Wonder
Arranger Gareth Williams/ Claire Martin
5:17 Play $3.40
14
Some Other Time

Some Other Time

Band Claire Martin - vocals, Gareth Williams - piano, Arnie Somogyi - bass, Clark Tracey - drums
Guest Artist Martin Taylor - guitar
Writer L Bernstein, B Comden, A Green
Arranger Gareth Williams, Claire Martin
4:42 Play $1.70
Total Running Time 69 minutes Purchase all tracks 
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offBEAT was recorded live over six days at London's famous Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in the year Claire Martin won the first of her seven British Jazz Awards for ‘Best Jazz Singer'.

Originally released in 1995 offBEAT has been re-issued as part of Linn's ECHO series which offers a second chance to enjoy the best of the label's award-winning catalogue.  

Download includes - cover art, inlay, booklet
Arnie Somogyi's Ambulance

Arnie Somogyi's Ambulance

Arnie Somogyi's Ambulance features five of the UK's most accomplished young jazz musicians, in collaboration with U.S. jazz trumpet and flugelhorn legend Eddie Henderson
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Claire Martin

Claire Martin

The First Lady of British Jazz, Claire Martin, has won seven British Jazz Awards and was awarded an O.B.E. in 2011.
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Clark Tracey

Clark Tracey

Drummer in the tradition of Blakey, he regularly records and performs with the finest UK and international jazz talent.
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Gareth Williams Power Trio

Gareth Williams Power Trio

Gareth Williams is a jazz pianist who is known as one of the most intensely creative, dynamic and exciting performers in the UK.
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Martin Taylor

Martin Taylor

Internationally recognised as Britain's greatest jazz guitarist, Martin Taylor is a versatile and masterful musician.
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offBEAT features Claire's regular trio of dynamic musicians (comprising pianist Gareth Williams, bassist Arnie Somogyi and drummer Clark Tracey) plus special guests guitarist Martin Taylor ('Some Other Time'), vibraphonist Anthony Kerr (Monk's 'New Tune' and 'Wishful Thinking') and trombonist Mark Nightingale '(I'll Close My Eyes', 'Comes Love' and 'Something Real'). Renowned throughout her career for unusual and adventurous repertoire choices, Claire turns her expressively cool-toned voice to Stevie Wonder's 'Make Sure You're Sure' and Paul Simon's 'I Do It For Your Love' plus Laura Nyro's 'Buy And Sell'. Leonard Bernstein's 'Some Other Time' and 'Lost In His Arms' by Irving Berlin, widely considered one of the greatest song-writers of all time, represent Claire's love of the Great American Songbook. There are also a couple of original songs - 'Worth The Wait', courtesy of Gareth Williams and 'Wishful Thinking' by producer Joel Siegel and pianist David Newton.

'This is a great reminder of or introduction to a night out with the great Claire Martin. This new live recording also shows a steady maturing of her emotional range.' Daily Telegraph 

‘...Martin tackles the jazz vocal idiom with aplomb.' Record Collector

‘She has a soft, husky voice and good intonation and a superb band.' Gramophone

‘If you've already heard of Claire you won't need urging, but to the unconverted I can only say buy ‘offBEAT'. It's great.' Jazz on CD

‘Martin turns in her customary, absorbing performance, applying her beautifully controlled, pleasantly smoky voice with passion, wit and intelligence to a cleverly chosen batch of songs.' Classical Music

 

 

Musicians:

Claire Martin Trio
Gareth Williams - piano
Arnie Somogyi - bass
Clark Tracey - drums

with special guests:
Martin Taylor - guitar (track 14 duet)
Anthony Kerr - vibes (tracks 5 & 8)
Mark Nightingale - trombone (tracks 4,9 and 12)

Recording information:

Arrangements by Gareth Williams and Claire Martin with thanks to Steve Melling for tracks 5 and 13
Recorded at Ronnie Scott's Club, London from 21st - 26th August 1995
Engineer - Chris Lewis
Producer - Joel E Siegel

 

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Record Collector
4 Stars
"...Martin tackles the jazz vocal idiom with aplomb."
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Gramophone
she has a soft, husky voice and good intonation and a superb band
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Classical Music
a cleverly chosen batch of songs
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Jazz on CD
It's a great album
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England
St George's Hall, Bristol, England, United Kingdom


21 September 2014 to 21 September 2014
England
RNCM, Manchester, England, United Kingdom


22 September 2014 to 22 September 2014
England
Sage, Gateshead, England, United Kingdom


26 September 2014 to 26 September 2014
England, London
St James's, Piccadilly, London, England, United Kingdom


28 September 2014
England
Cambridge Junction, Cambridge


29 September 2014
England
Colston Hall 2 -The Lantern, Bristol


30 September 2014
England
Brighton Old Market, Brighton, England, United Kingdom


01 October 2014
England
SJE Arts, Oxford


09 October 2014 to 09 October 2014
England
Friends Life Sports and Social Club, Pixham Lane Dorking England United Kingdom
Revoice festival

31 October 2014 to 31 October 2014
England
Wakefield Jazz Club, Wakefield
with The Montpellier Cello Quartet

07 November 2014
England
Lighthouse, Poole
with the Montpellier Cello Quartet 

30 November 2014 to 30 November 2014
England
National Centre for Early Music, York
with The Montpellier Cello Quartet