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Claire Martin - Too Darn Hot! - Jazz UK

30 April 2002
Jazz UK

Claire Martin's ninth album for Linn, and a revisit to the standards book in the company of a superb British band including saxophonist Nigel Hitchcock, pianist Gareth Williams, guitarist Phil Robeson and drummer Clark Tracey - with guest appearances from American pianist Geoff Keezer, and a string quartet on two tracks. Claire Martin has been a class act for years, and her wit, relaxation and inventive choices of materials are rivalled only by her musicality and instrumentalist's jazz awareness. Cole Porter's title track appears alongside West Side Story's 'Somethin's Coming', 'When I Fall In Love' gets a typically candid yet tender remake, and old sidekick Ian Shaw appears for a duet on the finale, Joni Mitchell's Blue Motel Room.
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