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The Waiting Game

Claire Martin

The Waiting Game

AKD 018 (Linn Records)
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1
You Hit the Spot

You Hit the Spot

Band Claire Martin - vocals, Jim Mullen - guitar, Jonathan Gee - piano, Arnie Somogyi - bass, Clark Tracey - drums
Writer H Revel, M Gordon
3:24 Play $1.70
2
Be Cool

Be Cool

Band Claire Martin - vocals, Jim Mullen - guitar, Jonathan Gee - piano, Arnie Somogyi - bass, Clark Tracey - drums
Writer Joni Mitchell
4:43 Play $1.70
3
This Funny World

This Funny World

Band Claire Martin - vocals, Jim Mullen - guitar, Jonathan Gee - piano, Arnie Somogyi - bass, Clark Tracey - drums
Writer R Rodgers, L Hart
2:06 Play $1.70
4
Better Than Anything

Better Than Anything

Band Claire Martin - vocals, Jim Mullen - guitar, Jonathan Gee - piano, Arnie Somogyi - bass, Clark Tracey - drums
Writer D Wheat, W Loughborough
2:58 Play $1.70
5
If You Could See Me Now

If You Could See Me Now

Band Claire Martin - vocals, Jim Mullen - guitar, Jonathan Gee - piano, Arnie Somogyi - bass, Clark Tracey - drums
Writer T Dameron/C Sigman
3:38 Play $1.70
6
Some Cats Know

Some Cats Know

Band Claire Martin - vocals, Jim Mullen - guitar, Jonathan Gee - piano, Arnie Somogyi - bass, Clark Tracey - drums
Writer J Lieber, M Stoller
4:28 Play $1.70
7
The Waiting Game

The Waiting Game

Band Claire Martin - vocals, Jim Mullen - guitar, Jonathan Gee - piano, Arnie Somogyi - bass, Clark Tracey - drums
Writer C Martin, J Gee
3:06 Play $1.70
8
It's Always Four a.m.

It's Always Four a.m.

Band Claire Martin - vocals, Jim Mullen - guitar, Jonathan Gee - piano, Arnie Somogyi - bass, Clark Tracey - drums
Writer S Cahn, R Anthony
4:40 Play $1.70
9
The People That You Never Get To Love

The People That You Never Get To Love

Band Claire Martin - vocals, Jim Mullen - guitar, Jonathan Gee - piano, Arnie Somogyi - bass, Clark Tracey - drums
Writer Rupert Holmes
4:08 Play $1.70
10
Tight

Tight

Band Claire Martin - vocals, Jim Mullen - guitar, Jonathan Gee - piano, Arnie Somogyi - bass, Clark Tracey - drums
Writer Betty Carter
3:10 Play $1.70
11
Everything Happens To Me

Everything Happens To Me

Band Claire Martin - vocals, Jim Mullen - guitar, Jonathan Gee - piano, Arnie Somogyi - bass, Clark Tracey - drums
Writer M Dennis, T Adair
6:47 Play $3.40
12
The Key To Your Ferrari

The Key To Your Ferrari

Band Claire Martin - vocals, Jim Mullen - guitar, Jonathan Gee - piano, Arnie Somogyi - bass, Clark Tracey - drums
Writer Thomas Dolby
3:25 Play $1.70
Total Running Time 47 minutes Purchase all tracks 
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Claire Martin's debut album was chosen by The Times as one of its 'Records of the Year'. 

'Blessed not only with a wonderful voice, but also the rare ability to use it with style, intelligence and wit.' Jazz Journal

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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.
profile & recordings >>
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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Available on disc as part of the boxed set The Early Years Anthology.

Acclaimed as the outstanding new British voice of the decade, Claire Martin achieved instant recognition with her debut album, The Waiting Game. It was among the best-selling jazz albums of 1992 and was chosen as a 'Record of the Year' by The Times.

The pianist and composer Richard Rodney Bennett, long renowned as a connoisseur of singers, concluded his liner notes for the album with the unabashed exclamation: 'This record knocks me out.' Tony Bennett was equally enthusiastic when he appeared on the same bill as Claire at the Glasgow International Jazz Festival.

The Waiting Game sees Claire accompanied by a quintet featuring guitarist Jim Mullen.

'One thing Claire Martin won't be accused of is having a conventional or unadventurous repertoire. On the superb The Waiting Game, she delivers an engaging version of Betty Carter's "Tight" and insightfully turns everything from Thomas Dolby's "The Key to Your Ferrari" to Joni Mitchell's "Be Cool" into acoustic jazz. "You Hit the Spot" and "Better than Anything" aren't standards, but the soulfulness Martin brings to these neglected classics indicates that they deserve to be. The unique and distinctive improvisor doesn't avoid standards altogether - her heartfelt interpretation of "Everything Happens to Me" being a fine example - but thankfully, she's not one to overemphasize them. Consistently, Martin's singing is as strikingly personal as it is expressive.' AllMusic.com 

 

Musicians:

Jim Mullen - guitar
Jonathan Gee - piano
Arnie Somogyi - bass
Clark Tracey - drums


Recording information:

Recorded at EMI, Abbey Road Studios, London, 9 & 10 December 1991
Producer: Elliot Meadow
Recording engineer : Tristan Powell
Assistant engineer : Ashley Alexander
Mastered at The Exchange, London, by Ray Staff

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Hi Fi News and Record Review
Linn can be proud of this one.
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Jazz Times
A gifted interpreter of songs, with a wonderful sense of repertoire.
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Jazz Journal
...blessed not only with a wonderful voice but also the rare ability to use it with style, intelligence and wit.
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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

18 December 2016 to 18 December 2016
England
The Sage, Gateshead
'Let It Snow' with the Royal Northern Sinfonia