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Time & Place

Claire Martin

Time & Place

...inventive new arrangements
AKD 423 (Linn Records)
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Track Time Listen
1
My Ship

My Ship

Soloist Claire Martin
Guest Artist Joe Stilgoe piano and vocals
Collaboration The Montpellier Cello Quartet
Writer Kurt Weill & Ira Gershwin
Arranger Richard Rodney Bennett
03:20 Play $1.70
2
Catch Me If You Can

Catch Me If You Can

Soloist Claire Martin
Writer

Mark Winkler & Eli Bruggemann

Arranger Claire Martin
04:04 Play $1.70
3
She's Leaving Home

She's Leaving Home

Soloist Claire Martin
Guest Artist Joe Stilgoe piano and vocals
Writer

John Lennon & Paul McCartney

Arranger

Joe Stilgoe

04:21 Play $1.70
4
Early To Bed

Early To Bed

Soloist Claire Martin
Writer

Richard Rodney Bennett & Frank Underwood

Arranger Richard Rodney Bennett
03:31 Play $1.70
5
Featherfall

Featherfall

Soloist Claire Martin
Guest Artist The Montpellier Cello Quartet
Writer

Geoffrey Keezer

Arranger

Geoffrey Keezer

04:44 Play $1.70
6
The Man Who Sold The World

The Man Who Sold The World

Soloist Claire Martin
Collaboration The Montpellier Cello Quartet
Writer

David Bowie

Arranger

Pete Davison

04:16 Play $1.70
7
Round Midnight

Round Midnight

Soloist Claire Martin
Collaboration The Montpellier Cello Quartet
Writer

Thelonious Monk & Bernie Hanighen

Arranger

Laurence Cottle

05:23 Play $3.40
8
Lost For Words

Lost For Words

Soloist Claire Martin
Guest Artist Joe Stilgoe piano and vocals
Collaboration The Montpellier Cello Quartet
Writer

Joe Stilgoe

Arranger

Joe Stilgoe

04:58 Play $1.70
9
My Man's Gone Now

My Man's Gone Now

Soloist Claire Martin
Guest Artist Joe Stilgoe piano and vocals
Collaboration The Montpellier Cello Quartet
Writer DuBose Heyward & George Gershwin
Arranger

Simon Woolf

05:20 Play $3.40
10
Two Grey Rooms

Two Grey Rooms

Soloist Claire Martin
Collaboration The Montpellier Cello Quartet
Writer

Joni Mitchell

Arranger

Mark-Anthony Turnage

04:16 Play $1.70
11
Goodbye For Now

Goodbye For Now

Soloist Claire Martin
Writer

Charles Hart & Richard Rodney Bennett

Arranger

Claire Martin & Gareth Williams

03:31 Play $1.70
Total Running Time 48 minutes Purchase all tracks 
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Time and Place perfectly sums up Claire Martin’s jazz roots and the inventive, forward-thinking repertoire choices that have framed her enviable career.

'One of this country's greatest jazz singers once again pushing boundaries into new territory with spectacular results...It's an ace album.'
Jamie Cullum (October 2014)

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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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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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Joe Stilgoe

Joe Stilgoe

Joe Stilgoe is a singer, pianist and songwriter, touring constantly around the world with his band and as a solo act.
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Montpellier Cello Quartet

Montpellier Cello Quartet

The Montpellier Cello Quartet performs and inspires a truly eclectic range of music. They bring the rich, warm sound of four cellos to a diverse mixture of classical music, pop, tango and jazz, performing existing quartet repertoire alongside new works.
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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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‘At each outing, newly-crafted arrangements emerge. The listener marvels at Claire Martin's ability and determination to create a wholly new pad of repertoire from zero.'  LondonJazz Review  

'Martin exhibits her usual brilliance at both choosing intriguing material and interpreting it with intelligence and verve.' Jazz Times

'...a generous helping of the standards, along with great songs of a newer vintage, all offered with Claire's smoky-sweet voice -- very singular in the world of jazz singers, no one else quite approaches her signature alto.' Audiophile Audition  

 

With the connections borne of twenty-five years in the business Claire has commissioned imaginative new arrangements of songs from an eclectic group of writers including Joni Mitchell, George Gershwin, Thelonius Monk and a new commission written by the Grammy-nominated jazz pianist Geoffrey Keezer.

Pianist Joe Stilgoe guests on his own track ‘Lost For Words’ and delivers a distinctive arrangement of Lennon & McCartney’s ‘She’s Leaving Home’. There are also echoes of The Beatles’ ‘Eleanor Rigby’ on a new arrangement of David Bowie’s ‘The Man Who Sold The World’.

Providing stellar backup is Claire's rhythm section (pianist Gareth Williams, bassist Jeremy Brown and drummer Ben Reynolds), plus, blending their rich tones with Claire’s, The Montpellier Cello Quartet.

From the album opener via Claire’s own hugely catchy arrangement of ‘Catch Me If You Can’ to the wry album closer, a heartfelt tribute to mentor Richard Rodney Bennett, Time and Place sees the singer reclaim her place as The First Lady of British Jazz.

Musicians:

Claire Martin
with
special guest: Joe Stilgoe piano & vocals
and
Gareth Williams piano
Jeremy Brown bass
Laurence Cottle electric bass
Ben Reynolds drums
Montpellier Cello Quartet 

Time & Place 

Claire Martin has been one of my favourite musicians for a long time. Though she is respected as one of the world's finest jazz singers, she is not limited by or to the genre. The well she dips into is a deep one and songs from all styles of music live there, waiting to be pulled up into the daylight. When the person lowering the bucket is Claire Martin, something special can be expected to emerge. That is to say, she has a gift for selecting material which is not only perfect for her soulful and expressive voice, but which also resonates powerfully on an emotional level.

This album is a perfect case in point. The repertoire here includes music from composers as diverse as David Bowie, Thelonius Monk, Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, Joni Mitchell, George Gershwin, John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Claire unites all of these songs with the power of her artistry, from the lush and sophisticated reimagining of Joni Mitchell's ‘Two Grey Rooms' (courtesy of an arrangement by the brilliant Mark-Anthony Turnage), to her stark and moving version of The Beatles' ‘She's Leaving Home'. Whether a piece has the grand design of the former, or the naked simplicity of the latter, it is the depth and richness of Claire's instrument, her impeccable taste and her profound ability as a storyteller which pulls me in and keeps me there.

She is also a risk taker. For a jazz vocalist to attempt a major recording project largely featuring a cello quartet as the main or even sole underpinning takes courage. I think the fact that the collaboration is so successful here can be attributed to three factors: Claire's vision and will to pull it off, the wonderful Montpellier Cello Quartet and the gifted arrangers represented. Add to that the artful contributions of Joe Stilgoe, Laurence Cottle, Gareth Williams, Jeremy Brown and Ben Reynolds and it becomes evident that this recording is bursting at the seams with talent and creativity.

In the period before this project was conceived, Claire lost a friend, colleague, teacher and confidant in the form of the great Sir Richard Rodney Bennett. As she so honestly expressed, ‘Richard's death blew a hole right through me'. Indeed, that sense of loss is a recurring theme here. ‘Featherfall', ‘She's Leaving Home', ‘Lost For Words', ‘My Man's Gone Now' and ‘Two Grey Rooms' all deal with this painful and universal subject. By wrestling with her own difficult feelings, Claire holds up a mirror for the rest of us in the form of these compositions and with it the potential for transformation and catharsis.

In his poem, Separation, W.S. Merwyn wrote: ‘Your absence has gone through me like thread through a needle. Everything I do is stitched with its color.' Claire, in trying to reconcile the loss of her dear friend, also celebrates the beauty he left behind with two examples of his excellence on this sublime offering. Claire Martin is an important artist who continues to get better and go deeper with each new release. © Joe Locke, 2014

Claire Martin Double Award Nomination
13 October 2014
'Best Vocalist' and 'Best New CD' Nominations
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Claire Martin On Tour With The Montpellier Cello Quartet
04 September 2014
Claire takes 'Time & Place' on the road.
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London Jazz
'...a wondrous collection of old and new songs...[with] an outstanding band.'
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Audiophile Audition
5 Stars
'The hallmark of a great Claire Martin album is always the excellent arrangements, and in combination with superb playing and Linn's magnificent sound,Time & Place does not disappoint - this may be her very best album yet.'
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Choice Magazine
'An album full of delights and surprises.'
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Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange
'...there's tons of class throughout Time and Place. Half the intrigue lies in exactly that, the blend of the genteel with the git-down, the acumen in conflating two worlds to come up with a third...'
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Daily Info, Oxford
‘Tonight's was a programme I wasn't expecting; nonetheless, I melted into its warm, soothing embrace, and I'll be dancing in the dark for a few hours yet.’
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The Sunday Times
‘She's Leaving Home is a match for Lennon and McCartney's original. Martin has never sounded more authoritative.’
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Deep Roots
'Ms. Martin's many admirers will not be surprised by the impact she makes with her cool approach, and newcomers to her art will find a reason to believe.'
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BebopSpokenHere
'Last night at Sage Gateshead was superb and so was Claire, cellos notwithstanding, she gave a professional performance that clarified her position as numero uno.'
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WBGO Radar
'The cabaret song [Goodbye For Now], performed with just voice and piano, is a fitting tribute to Bennett, and captures Martin's spirit at its best: she is wistfully clear-eyed and optimistic as only those who have truly lived can be.'
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Jazz History Online
'As with all of Martin's recordings, the audio quality is exceptional...'
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The Guardian
4 Stars
'[Claire] has rarely sounded so commanding and moving...'
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BBC Radio 2 'Clare Teal'
'gorgeous album'


Bop-N-Jazz
5 Stars
'Claire Martin is that rare vocal artist never afraid to push the lyrical envelope!'
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Jazzwise
4 Stars
'Time and Place is one of those rare things: an album of standouts...Bennett's arrangement of album opener ‘My Ship'...is a thing of unfathomable beauty...'
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About.com
'Martin's work here is exemplary: rich, romantic, fervent and classy.'
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Mojo
4 Stars
'British Jazz's First Lady innately personalises the songs of Kurt Weill, David Bowie, Thelonious Monk, Richard Rodney Bennett and others.'
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All About Jazz
4½ Stars
'Few vocalists are as elegant and eloquent as Claire Martin...she's one of the crown jewels of the jazz world.'
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30 November 2014 to 30 November 2014
England
National Centre for Early Music, York
with The Montpellier Cello Quartet