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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 16bit 44.1kHz 348.6MB $13.00

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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.

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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 (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) plus the Tapestry String Quartet.

View the booklet in full here.  

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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Jazzwise
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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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

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