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Too Darn Hot!

Claire Martin

Too Darn Hot!

...toe-tapping stuff from the first lady of UK Jazz
AKD 394 (Linn Records)
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$20.00

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FLAC 24bit 96kHz 1,244.4MB $24.00

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ALAC 24bit 96kHz 1,284.2MB $24.00

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FLAC 16bit 44.1kHz 353.5MB $13.00

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ALAC 16bit 44.1kHz 359.9MB $13.00

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Format
Track Time Listen
1
Something's Coming

Something's Coming

Band Claire Martin - vocals, Gareth Williams - piano, Geoff Gascoyne - double bass, Clark Tracey - drums, Nigel Hitchcock - alto saxophone
Writer L Bernstein, Steven Sondheim
Arranger C Martin, Geoff Gascoyne
4:50 Play $1.70
2
Love At Last

Love At Last

Band Claire Martin - vocals, Phil Robson - guitar, Gareth Williams - piano, Geoff Gascoyne - double bass, Clark Tracey - drums, Nigel Hitchcock alto saxophone
Writer J Harkins
Arranger C Martin, Janette Mason
3:50 Play $1.70
3
The Gentleman Is A Dope

The Gentleman Is A Dope

Band Claire Martin - vocals, Phil Robson - guitar, Gareth Williams - piano, Geoff Gascoyne - double bass, Clark Tracey - drums, Miles Bould - percussion, Ian Shaw - vocals
Writer Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II
Arranger C Martin, R Cottle
4:13 Play $1.70
4
These Foolish Things

These Foolish Things

Band Claire Martin - vocals, Gareth Williams - piano, Geoff Gascoyne - double bass, Clark Tracey - drums, Richard Cottle - electric piano
Writer Strachey/Marvell
Arranger G. Gascoyne
4:08 Play $1.70
5
It's Raining in my Heart

It's Raining in my Heart

Band Claire Martin - vocals, The Tapestry String Quartet - Andrew Haveron - 1st violin, David Alberman - 2nd violin, Levine Andrade - viola, Caroline Dale - cello, Gareth Williams - piano, Geoff Gascoyne - double bass, Clark Tracey - drums
Writer Bryant, Bryant
Arranger Sir Richard Rodney Bennett
5:27 Play $3.40
6
Too Darn Hot

Too Darn Hot

Band Claire Martin - vocals, Gareth Williams - piano, Geoff Gascoyne - double bass, Clark Tracey - drums, Miles Bould - percussion
Writer Cole Porter
Arranger R Cottle
3:52 Play $1.70
7
Black Coffee

Black Coffee

Band Claire Martin - vocals, Gareth Williams - piano, Richard Cottle - organ, Laurence Cottle - bass guitar, Ian Thomas - drums, Nigel Hitchcock - tenor saxophone
Writer Burke, Francis-Webster
Arranger L Cottle
5:25 Play $3.40
8
Noir

Noir

Band Claire Martin - vocals, Gareth Williams - piano, Geoff Gascoyne - double bass, Clark Tracey - drums, Richard Cottle - electric piano and vibes, Nigel Hitchcock - tenor saxophone, Miles Bould - percussion
Writer J Siegel, R Cottle
4:13 Play $1.70
9
Love is a Necessary Evil

Love is a Necessary Evil

Band Claire Martin - vocals, Gareth Williams - piano, Geoff Gascoyne - double bass, Clark Tracey - drums
Writer Jack Segal
Arranger G Williams
4:37 Play $1.70
10
When I Fall In Love

When I Fall In Love

Band Claire Martin - vocals, The Tapestry String Quartet - Andrew Haveron - 1st violin, David Alberman - 2nd violin, Levine Andrade - viola, Caroline Dale - cello, Gareth Williams - piano, Geoff Gascoyne - double bass, Clark Tracey - drums
Writer E. Heyman, Victor Young
Arranger Sir Richard Rodney Bennett
4:39 Play $1.70
11
I can let go now

I can let go now

Band Claire Martin - vocals, Gareth Williams - piano, Laurence Cottle - bass guitar, Ian Thomas - drums, Miles Bould - percussion, Richard Cottle - keyboards, Nigel Hitchcock - tenor saxophone
Writer M. McDonald
Arranger R Cottle
3:41 Play $1.70
12
Four Walls

Four Walls

Band Claire Martin - vocals, Geoffrey Keezer - piano and electric piano, Laurence Cottle - bass guitars, Ian Thomas - drums, Richard Cottle - keyboards and programming
Writer Geoff Keezer
5:26 Play $3.40
13
Blue Motel Room

Blue Motel Room

Band Claire Martin - vocals, Ian Shaw - vocals
Writer J Mitchell
Arranger Ian Shaw
1:59 Play $1.70
Total Running Time 56 minutes Purchase all tracks 
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Claire Martin concentrates on her core jazz-based strengths, delivering pithy, worldly-wise lyrics with warmth and intelligence, interacting with a sparky, vigorous band.

The Studio Master files are 96kHz / 24-bit.

Download includes - cover art

Produced by Richard Cottle

From an exciting new arrangement of Something's Coming from Bernstein's West Side Story, to Joni Mitchell's Blue Motel Room arranged by jazz singer Ian Shaw, the album mixes jazz standards with new arrangements to create an original showcase for Claire's clever musicality and superb vocals. 

Too Darn Hot! features an enviable line-up of some of Britain's top jazz talents plus the Tapestry String Quartet.
 

Claire Martin vocals with:
Gareth Williams - piano
Geoffrey Keezer - piano and electric piano
Richard Cottle - keyboards and organ
Geoff Gascoyne - double bass
Laurence Cottle - bass guitars
Clark Tracey - drums
Ian Thomas - drums
Nigel Hitchcock - saxes
Phil Robson - guitar
Miles Bould - percussion
Ian Shaw - additional vocals
The Tapestry String Quartet

Recorded at Snakeranch Studios, London, 2-5 April & 6-7 May 2002
Additional Recording at Denham Grange studio 14-17 May 2002
Recording Engineers: Gerry O’Riordan, Phil Harmer, Richard Cottle, John Gallen. Assistant Engineer: Paul Richardson
Mixed at Cottage Studios, Glasgow, 13 – 15 August 2002
Mix Engineer: Calum Malcolm

Claire would like to thank Richard Cottle for endless energy, enthusiasm and encouragement. This has been a most enjoyable recording experience and your judgement, insight and musicianship have been outstanding.

Sir Richard Rodney Bennett for song suggestions and two beautiful arrangements. Joel Siegel for a brilliant new lyric (hope you like the tempo!) - thank you both for your continued support and friendship.

Celebrate international jazz day
30 April 2012
download some jazz today!
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Claire Martin appointed an O.B.E.
13 June 2011
Birthday Honours List accolade
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The Stage
A relaxed duo offering up a delightful selection of songs
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Jazzwise
You do really feel that you're sitting either in the middle of the group or next to the band
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The Observer
To be original without sounding outlandish or just plain dotty is a difficult trick to bring off, especially for singers but Claire Martin has always managed it with grace and poise.
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CC Newz
I recommend this CD without hesitation.
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Brighton Evening Argus
Widely recognised as the best British jazz singer of her generation
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Audiophile Audition
Very, very highly recommended!
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HMV Choice
Claire Martin still seems as fresh a talent as ever.


Jazz UK
Claire Martin has been a class act for years.
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Her voice is darker and more persuasive than on previous records.
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Evening Standard
Talent, personality and a refreshingly slick approach.
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Audio & Video Lifestyle Australia
5 Stars
This album is one classy jazz vocal release that will be hard to beat. *****
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LP: Magazine for Analogue Hi-Fi and Vinyl Culture
Linn sets the bar with this release.
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05 March 2014 to 06 March 2014
England, London
Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, London, England, United Kingdom
The Ronnie Scotts All Stars

19 March 2014 to 19 March 2014
England
Middlesbrough Town hall, Albert Road, Middlesbrough, England, United Kingdom
The BBC Big Band and Claire Martin present ‘The Big Band Divas’

22 March 2014 to 22 March 2014
England, London
Kings Place, London, England, United Kingdom
Claire Martin with The Montpellier Cello Quartet