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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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