offBEAT

offBEAT

Artist
offBEAT
Label(s)
Genre(s)
Jazz
Code
BKD 046
Inlay available for download
Booklet available for download
  • Off Beat
    Composer(s) Leon Pober
    Artist(s) Claire Martin - vocals, Gareth Williams - piano, Arnie Somogyi - bass, Clark Tracey - drums

    Off Beat

    02:03
    $1.10
  • Buy And Sell
    Composer(s) Laura Nyro
    Artist(s) Claire Martin - vocals, Gareth Williams - piano, Arnie Somogyi - bass, Clark Tracey - drums

    Buy And Sell

    06:00
    $2.20
  • Come Back To Me
    Composer(s) A.J. Learner, B.Lane
    Artist(s) Claire Martin - vocals, Gareth Williams - piano, Arnie Somogyi - bass, Clark Tracey - drums

    Come Back To Me

    03:39
    $1.10
  • I'll Close My Eyes
    Composer(s) Billy Reid
    Artist(s) Claire Martin - vocals, Gareth Williams - piano, Arnie Somogyi - bass, Clark Tracey - drums Mark Nightingale - trombone

    I'll Close My Eyes

    06:26
    $2.20
  • Monk's New Tune
    Composer(s) M Frank
    Artist(s) Claire Martin - vocals, Gareth Williams - piano, Arnie Somogyi - bass, Clark Tracey - drums Anthony Kerr - vibes

    Monk's New Tune

    03:48
    $1.10
  • I Do It For Your Love
    Composer(s) Paul Simon
    Artist(s) Claire Martin - vocals, Gareth Williams - piano, Arnie Somogyi - bass, Clark Tracey - drums

    I Do It For Your Love

    05:23
    $2.20
  • Worth The Wait
    Composer(s) G Williams
    Artist(s) Claire Martin - vocals, Gareth Williams - piano, Arnie Somogyi - bass, Clark Tracey - drums

    Worth The Wait

    04:16
    $1.10
  • Wishful Thinking
    Composer(s) David Newton , J.E.Siegel David Newton
    Artist(s) Claire Martin - vocals, Gareth Williams - piano, Arnie Somogyi - bass, Clark Tracey - drums Anthony Kerr - vibes

    Wishful Thinking

    05:12
    $2.20
  • Comes Love
    Artist(s) Claire Martin - vocals, Gareth Williams - piano, Arnie Somogyi - bass, Clark Tracey - drums Mark Nightingale - trombone

    Comes Love

    03:55
    $1.10
  • Would You Believe?
    Composer(s) C Coleman, J Lipton
    Artist(s) Claire Martin - vocals, Gareth Williams - piano, Arnie Somogyi - bass, Clark Tracey - drums

    Would You Believe?

    06:29
    $2.20
  • Lost In His Arms
    Composer(s) I Berlin
    Artist(s) Claire Martin - vocals, Gareth Williams - piano, Arnie Somogyi - bass, Clark Tracey - drums

    Lost In His Arms

    07:04
    $2.20
  • Something Real
    Composer(s) Phoebe Snow
    Artist(s) Claire Martin - vocals, Gareth Williams - piano, Arnie Somogyi - bass, Clark Tracey - drums Mark Nightingale - trombone

    Something Real

    04:21
    $1.10
  • Make Sure You're Sure
    Composer(s) Stevie Wonder
    Artist(s) Claire Martin - vocals, Gareth Williams - piano, Arnie Somogyi - bass, Clark Tracey - drums

    Make Sure You're Sure

    05:17
    $2.20
  • Some Other Time
    Composer(s) L Bernstein, B Comden, A Green
    Artist(s) Claire Martin - vocals, Gareth Williams - piano, Arnie Somogyi - bass, Clark Tracey - drums Martin Taylor - guitar

    Some Other Time

    04:42
    $1.10

Total running time: 68 minutes.

Album information

offBEAT was recorded live over six days at London's famous Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club.

offBEAT features Claire's regular trio of dynamic musicians (comprising pianist Gareth Williams, bassist Arnie Somogyi and drummer Clark Tracey) plus special guests guitarist Martin Taylor ('Some Other Time'), vibraphonist Anthony Kerr (Monk's 'New Tune' and 'Wishful Thinking') and trombonist Mark Nightingale '(I'll Close My Eyes', 'Comes Love' and 'Something Real').

Renowned throughout her career for unusual and adventurous repertoire choices, Claire turns her expressively cool-toned voice to Stevie Wonder's 'Make Sure You're Sure' and Paul Simon's 'I Do It For Your Love' plus Laura Nyro's 'Buy And Sell'. Leonard Bernstein's 'Some Other Time' and 'Lost In His Arms' by Irving Berlin, widely considered one of the greatest song-writers of all time, represent Claire's love of the Great American Songbook. There are also a couple of original songs - 'Worth The Wait', courtesy of Gareth Williams and 'Wishful Thinking' by producer Joel Siegel and pianist David Newton.

The Daily Telegraph describes this album as "great reminder of or introduction to a night out with the great Claire Martin. This new live recording also shows a steady maturing of her emotional range."