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Secret Love

Claire Martin

Secret Love

AKD 391 (Linn Records)
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$20.00

Studio Master

FLAC 24bit 96kHz 1,139.6MB $24.00

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ALAC 24bit 96kHz 1,175.4MB $24.00

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FLAC 16bit 44.1kHz 318.1MB $13.00

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ALAC 16bit 44.1kHz 322.4MB $13.00

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MP3 320k 44.1kHz 120.6MB $11.00
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1
Secret Love

Secret Love

Band Claire Martin - vocals, Gareth Williams - keyboards, Laurence Cottle - bass, Clark Tracey - drums & percussion, Nigel Hitchcock - saxophone
Writer Sammy Fain, Paul Webster
Arranger Gareth Williams
3:30 Play $1.70
2
But Beautiful

But Beautiful

Band Claire Martin - vocals, Gareth Williams - keyboards, Laurence Cottle - bass, Clark Tracey - drums & percussion, Nigel Hitchcock - saxophone, Miles Bould - percussion, Jim Mullen - guitar, Richard Cottle and Gareth Williams - organ
Writer Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen
Arranger Gareth Williams
5:56 Play $3.40
3
The Meaning of the Blues

The Meaning of the Blues

Band Claire Martin - vocals, Gareth Williams - electric piano, Laurence Cottle - bass, Clark Tracey - drums, Richard Cottle - organ, Miles Bould - percussion, Julian Jackson - harmonica
Writer Bobby Troup, Leah Worth
Arranger Laurence Cottle
4:08 Play $1.70
4
Jive

Jive

Band Claire Martin - vocals, Gareth Williams - piano, Laurence Cottle - bass, Clark Tracey - drums, Miles Bould - percussion, Melvin Duffy - pedal steel guitar, Gareth Williams & Richard Cottle - keyboards, Ian Shaw - backing vocals
Writer Michael Franks
Arranger Richard Cottle
3:07 Play $1.70
5
Love is a Bore

Love is a Bore

Band Claire Martin - vocals, Gareth Williams - keyboards, Laurence Cottle - bass, Clark Tracey - drums & percussion, Nigel Hitchcock - saxes
Writer Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen
Arranger Gareth Williams
2:54 Play $1.70
6
Where Do You Start

Where Do You Start

Band Claire Martin - vocals, Jim Mullen - guitar
Writer Johnny Mandel, Marilyn Bergman, Alan Bergman
Arranger Jim Mullen
4:13 Play $1.70
7
God Give Me Strength

God Give Me Strength

Band Claire Martin - vocals, Richard Cottle - keyboards, Laurence Cottle - bass, Clark Tracey - drums (brushes), Chris Dagley - drums (sticks), Jim Mullen - guitar, Ian Shaw - backing vocals, Miles Bould - percussion
Writer Burt Bacharach, Elvis Costello
Arranger Richard Cottle
6:27 Play $3.40
8
Get Happy

Get Happy

Band Claire Martin - vocals, Gareth Williams - keyboards, Laurence Cottle - bass, Clark Tracey - drums & percussion, Nigel Hitchcock - saxes
Writer Ted Koehler/Harold Arlen
Arranger Clark Tracey
3:26 Play $1.70
9
My Buddy

My Buddy

Band Claire Martin - vocals, Richard Rodney Bennett - piano, Steve Watts - bass, Clark Tracey - drums, Bobby Wellins - saxophone
Writer Walter Donaldson/Gus Kahn
Arranger Richard Rodney Bennett
4:47 Play $1.70
10
Cheek to Cheek

Cheek to Cheek

Band Claire Martin - vocals, Gareth Williams - piano & vibes, Laurence Cottle - bass, Clark Tracey - drums, Miles Bould - percussion
Writer Irving Berlin
Arranger Gareth Williams
3:48 Play $1.70
11
Don't Misunderstand Me

Don't Misunderstand Me

Band Claire Martin - vocals, Gareth Williams - piano & organ, Laurence Cottle - bass, Clark Tracey - drums, Jim Mullen - guitar, Miles Bould - percussion
Writer Gordon Parks
Arranger Laurence Cottle
5:41 Play $3.40
12
Something Cool

Something Cool

Band Claire Martin - vocals, Richard Rodney Bennett - piano
Writer Billy Barnes
Arranger Richard Rodney Bennett
4:19 Play $1.70
Total Running Time 52 minutes Purchase all tracks 
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Claire celebrates her jazz roots with a splendid line-up of some of Britain’s top jazz talents.

'One of Claire's best albums to date'. Jazzwise

Download includes - cover art, inlay, booklet
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

Gareth Williams

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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Ian Shaw

Ian Shaw

Named Best Jazz Vocalist at the BBC Jazz Awards in 2007 and 2004, Ian Shaw is one of the UK's finest male jazz vocalists. His exciting, edgy and provocative style has made him a popular name both at home and in the States.
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Richard Rodney Bennett

Richard Rodney Bennett

Richard Rodney Bennett is a musician who is equally renowned in the worlds of jazz, film and classical music.
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Originally released in 2004 Secret Love features Gareth Williams and Richard Rodney Bennett on piano, Laurence Cottle on bass, Clark Tracey on drums and Nigel Hitchcock on saxophone.  Re-issued on CD in 2011 and in Studio Master quality in January 2007.

Claire explores the classic songbook with a mature set of standards from Irving Berlin's 'Cheek To Cheek' to Bacharach and Costello's 'God Give Me Strength', taking in Harold Arlen and Jimmy Van Heusen along the way. 

'Claire calls on her significant vocal range, and moves from breathy whispers to lungfulls of power in just a few bars.' BBCi

View the booklet in full here

Claire Martin appointed an O.B.E.
13 June 2011
Birthday Honours List accolade
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Claire Martin & Richard Rodney Bennett on Tour 2011
11 May 2011
Spellbinding Jazz on Tour
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Jazz.com
5 Stars
her voice carries the unmistakable smokiness of June Christy
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The Stage
A relaxed duo offering up a delightful selection of songs
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JazzReview.com
not only formidable talent but good taste
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Jazz Times
Listen to Martin dazzle
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Good Sound.com
an exciting, engaging blend
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Scotland on Sunday
an artist of great musicality
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Yorkshire Post
another peach of an album
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Jazzwise
4 Stars
One of Claire's best albums to date
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Jazz Review
Martin is breezy, even masterful
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The Herald
4 Stars
A superb collection
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The Guardian
4 Stars
Very classy indeed
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The Scotsman
hip-but-sophisticated interpretations
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Rainbownetwork.com
4 Stars
sexy and seductive
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Audiophile Audition
these tracks are near demonstration quality
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CODA jazz magazine
Martin is a true jazz performer
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Audio & Video Lifestyle Australia
4 Stars
will really get your toes a-tappin'
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ejazznews
the slightly husky tones of her voice make the spine tingle
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BBCi
wrings passion from every belted-out note
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In-Tune International
[an] appealing smoky-tinged voice
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UK European Jazz Website Review
Beautiful
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19 May 2016 to 19 May 2016
Scotland
The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen Scotland United Kingdom
Claire Martin and Ray Gelato ‘A Swingin’ Affair’

21 May 2016 to 21 May 2016
England
Theatre Royal, Bury Saint Edmunds England United Kingdom
Claire Martin and Ray Gelato

25 May 2016 to 25 May 2016
England, London
Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, Soho
'We've Got A World That Swings' Album Launch. Upstairs 6-9pm. FREE ENTRY.

26 May 2016 to 26 May 2016
England, London
St. James Theatre, London England United KIngdom
Jazz Divas: Claire Martin

27 May 2016 to 27 May 2016
England
Thameside Theatre, Orsett Rd Grays Essex RM17 5DX United Kingdom
Claire Martin and Ray Gelato

03 June 2016 to 03 June 2016
England
Oldham Coliseum Theatre, Oldham, England United Kingdom
Claire Martin and Ray Gelato ‘A Swingin’ Affair’

05 June 2016 to 05 June 2016
England
Cambridge Arts Theatre, Cambridge, England United Kingdom
Claire Martin and Ray Gelato ‘A Swingin’ Affair’

12 June 2016 to 12 June 2016
England
Leicestershire Jazz Concert Presents, Cattows Farm, LE67 2TD leicestershire England United Kingdom
Claire Martin with the BBC Big Band

23 June 2016 to 23 June 2016
England
The Old Market, Hove, Sussex England United Kingdom
Claire Martin with Ian Shaw as part of the Crossing Borders Festival

24 June 2016 to 24 June 2016
England
Erin Arts Centre, Isle of Man England United Kingdom
Claire Martin with Joe Stilgoe Mananan International Festival

27 June 2016 to 27 June 2016
England
Festival Hall Beaminster School, Beaminster Dorset England United Kingdom
Claire Martin with Joe Stilgoe - Beaminster Festival of Music & Arts

02 July 2016 to 02 July 2016
England, London
St Judes Church, Central Square, London NW11 7AH England United Kingdom
Claire Martin with Joe Stilgoe - Proms at St. Jude’s

03 July 2016 to 03 July 2016
England
Love Supreme Festival Main Stage 12.30pm, Glynde East Sussex England United Kingdom
Claire Martin with the ‘Vox’ choir from Lewes Old Grammar School PLUS Claire Martin and Ray Gelato

14 July 2016 to 14 July 2016
England
Kings Theatre, Albert Road, Southsea PO5 2QJ England United Kingdom
Claire Martin with the Ronnie Scott All Stars

22 July 2016 to 22 July 2016
England
King’s Lynn Festival, King's Lynn England United Kingdom
Claire Martin and Ray Gelato

14 August 2016 to 14 August 2016
England
Snape Maltings as part of the Aldeburgh Festival, Snape Maltings Aldeburgh England United Kingdom
Claire Martin and Ray Gelato ‘A Swingin’ Affair’

23 August 2016 to 25 August 2016
England, London
Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street Soho London England United Kingdom
Claire Martin swings with the Dave Newton Trio