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Too Darn Hot! LP

Claire Martin

Too Darn Hot! LP

...toe-tapping stuff from the first lady of UK Jazz
AKH 272 (Linn Records)
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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
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
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
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
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 Harold Arlen
5:27 Play
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
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
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
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
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
Total Running Time 45 minutes
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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."
Jazz Review

Produced by Richard Cottle

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
Produced by Richard Cottle

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.

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Jersey Opera House, 3 Gloucester St, St Helier JE2 Jersey
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16 September 2017 to 16 September 2017
England
Mayflower Theatre, 22-26 Commercial Rd, SO15 1GE Southampton
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28 September 2017 to 28 September 2017
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The Core Theatre, Theatre Square, Touchwood, Homer Road, Solihull B91 3RG
With multi-award winning Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra, directed by John Ruddick, MBE

30 September 2017 to 30 September 2017
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The Exchange, Sturminster Newton Dorset United Kingdom
A SWINGIN’ AFFAIR WITH RAY GELATO & THE DAVE NEWTON TRIO

15 October 2017 to 15 October 2017
England
Pavilion Theatre, Worthing BN11 3PX United Kingdom
Celebrating the centenary of the birth of ‘The First Lady of Song’: Ella Fitzgerald — BBC Big Band conducted by Barry Forgie.

19 October 2017 to 19 October 2017
England
The Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans AL1 3LD, UK
Celebrating the centenary of the birth of ‘The First Lady of Song’: Ella Fitzgerald — BBC Big Band conducted by Barry Forgie.

10 November 2017 to 10 November 2017
England
Norwich Cathedral, 65 The Close Norwich England United Kingdom
CLAIRE MARTIN SINGS WITH NICK FITCH ON GUITAR

16 November 2017 to 16 November 2017
England
Apex, 1 Charter Square, Bury Saint Edmunds IP33 3FD
LIANE CARROLL & CLAIRE MARTIN

19 November 2017 to 19 November 2017
England, London
Wimbledon International Music Festival, Sacred Heart Church, Edge Hill, Wimbledon, London SW19 4LU
LIANE CARROLL & CLAIRE MARTIN

07 December 2017 to 07 December 2017
England
St George’s, Great George St, Bristol BS1 5RR
Celebrating the centenary of the birth of ‘The First Lady of Song’: Ella Fitzgerald — BBC Big Band conducted by Barry Forgie

09 December 2017 to 09 December 2017
England
St. Andrew’s Church, Maple Road Surbiton, Surrey England United Kingdom
CLAIRE MARTIN AND IAN SHAW Dynamic Duo sing festive favourites

11 December 2017 to 12 December 2017
England, London
The Pheasantry, 152 Kings Road London SW3 4UT England United Kingdom
Christmas Special – come along for high jinx and all your favourite songs!

16 December 2017 to 16 December 2017
Asia/Australasia
Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL
Celebrating the centenary of the birth of ‘The First Lady of Song’: Ella Fitzgerald — BBC Big Band conducted by Barry Forgie.