Claire Martin (born 1967) is an English jazz singer, born in Wimbledon, South London, England. Apart from touring Europe, she also works as a co-presenter for Jazz Line Up on BBC Radio 3. She has collaborated with the jazz composer and performer Sir Richard Rodney Bennett.
Take My Heart (1999). Album by Claire Martin. River Man. is a cover of.
1. Claire Martin - Riverman. 2. Claire Martin - Take my heart. 3. Claire Martin - Only the lonely. 4. Claire Martin - Queen Bee. 5. Claire Martin - Brilliant trees. 6. Claire Martin - Jonah. 7. Claire Martin - Help! 8. Claire Martin - Inner city girl. 9. Claire Martin - Pleading guilty. 10. Claire Martin - I scare myself.
Claire Martin (vocals) Paul Stacey (guitars, keyboards) Jeremy Stacey (drums) Noel Gallagher (acoustic guitar) Jason Rebello (keyboards) Mornington Lockett (clarinet, saxophones) Gareth Williams (piano) Arnie Somogyi (double bass). Track listing: 1. Riverman 2. Take My Heart 3. Only The Lonely 4. Queen Bee 5. Brilliant Trees 6. Jonah 7. Help! 8. Inner City Girl 9. Pleading Guilty 10. I Scare Myself 11.
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Whether her growing following will take easily to her latest depends on one simple test: are we far enough down rock's river to let jazz embrace these songs by writers like Nick Drake, David Sylvian, Elvis Costello, Barry Reynolds and Lennon/McCartney. Then again, every one of the originals was full of doors being opened by mould-breaking singers itself. There are real reminders of the KD Lang approach to making records on Take My Heart. A kind of absolute focus on the performances, and a burnished, succinct, economically arranged classicism that never shouts 'look at me!' - especially in the tricky bits - or parades in front of the mirror. Meanwhile, Martin's leisurely, smoky voice never dodges a syllable or blurs a meaning as it sends slow, lingering chills up the back of the neck.
Had Claire Martin become a trumpeter instead of a singer, she would have been compared to Miles Davis and Chet Baker rather than Fats Navarro, Clifford Brown, or Lee Morgan. Or as an alto saxophonist. ead Full Biography. Overview . Biography . Discography . Songs .
|1||River Man Nick Drake||Claire Martin||4:34|
|2||Take My Heart Gordon Mills||Claire Martin||3:40|
|3||Only the Lonely Sammy Cahn / James Van Heusen||Claire Martin||2:57|
|4||Queen Bee Rupert Holmes||Claire Martin||5:25|
|5||Brilliant Trees David Sylvian||Claire Martin||5:26|
|6||Jonah Paul Simon||Claire Martin||3:44|
|7||Help! John Lennon / Paul McCartney||Claire Martin||4:29|
|8||Inner City Girl G. Williams||Claire Martin||4:36|
|9||Pleading Guilty||Claire Martin||4:20|
|10||I Scare Myself Dan Hicks||Claire Martin||4:37|
|11||Baby Plays Around Elvis Costello||Claire Martin||3:06|
CreditsHelaina Alexandrou - Hair Stylist, Make-Up
Sarah Baker - Cello
Ted Baker - Wardrobe
Tony Bridge - Mastering
Sammy Cahn - Composer
Elvis Costello - Composer
Ben Davis - Cello
Nick Drake - Composer
Noel Gallagher - Arranger, Guitar (Acoustic)
Anna Giddey - Violin
Charlotte Glasson - Viola
John Haxby - Graphic Design
James Van Heusen - Composer
Dan Hicks - Composer
Rupert Holmes - Composer
Burkhard Hopper - Executive Producer
Luis Jardim - Percussion, Voices
Anthony Kerr - Vibraphone, Vocals (Background)
John Lennon - Composer
Mornington Lockett - Clarinet
Andrew Lynwood - Assistant
Duncan Mackay - Trumpet
Claire Martin - Primary Artist, Vocals
Paul McCartney - Composer
Robin Miller - Harmonica
Gordon Mills - Composer
Darragh Morgan - Violin
John Murphy - Viola
John "Johnny Genius" Murphy - Viola
Jason Rebello - Bassoon
Paul Simon - Composer
Mark Smith - Appalachian Dulcimer, Autoharp, Dulcimer, Stylophone
Arnie Somogyi - Bass
Jeremy Stacey - Drums
Paul Stacey - Arranger, E-Bow, Engineer, Guitar, Guitar (Bass), Keyboards, Producer
David Sylvian - Composer
Clark Tracey - Drums
Alistair Walker - Trumpet
G. Williams - Composer
Gareth Williams - Fender Rhodes, Piano