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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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21 May 2016 to 21 May 2016
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Theatre Royal, Bury Saint Edmunds England United Kingdom
Claire Martin and Ray Gelato

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26 May 2016 to 26 May 2016
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St. James Theatre, London England United KIngdom
Jazz Divas: Claire Martin

27 May 2016 to 27 May 2016
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Thameside Theatre, Orsett Rd Grays Essex RM17 5DX United Kingdom
Claire Martin and Ray Gelato

03 June 2016 to 03 June 2016
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Oldham Coliseum Theatre, Oldham, England United Kingdom
Claire Martin and Ray Gelato ‘A Swingin’ Affair’

05 June 2016 to 05 June 2016
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Cambridge Arts Theatre, Cambridge, England United Kingdom
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12 June 2016 to 12 June 2016
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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
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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
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King’s Lynn Festival, King's Lynn England United Kingdom
Claire Martin and Ray Gelato

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England
Snape Maltings as part of the Aldeburgh Festival, Snape Maltings Aldeburgh England United Kingdom
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23 August 2016 to 25 August 2016
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Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street Soho London England United Kingdom
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