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...delivered with her trademark cool-school virtuosity
Britain's leading female jazz singer Claire Martin returns with her new album "A Modern Art". The album is a personal reflection of what it takes to be a musician in the 21st century and features two brand new self-penned tracks.
The SACD layer is both 5.1 channel and 2-channel. The Studio Master files are 88.2kHz / 24-bit.
Download includes - cover art, booklet
Produced by Laurence Cottle
Recorded at Phoenix Sound, Iver Heath, Bucks from 10-12th March 2009
Thanks to Peter and Toby for their help in the studio
Engineered and mixed by Calum Malcolm
Surround mixing and mastering by Philip Hobbs and Julia Thomas at Finesplice, UK
Photography and design by John Haxby
Background painting by Amelia Sandie
Hair and make-up by Rebecca Parker
Clothes by Vivienne Westwood
Claire Martin - vocals
Gareth Williams - piano
Laurence Cottle - bass
Nigel Hitchcock - alto sax
Mark Nightingale - trombone
Phil Robson - guitar
James Maddren - drums
Chris Dagley - drums
Sola Akingbola - percussion
Why A Modern Art?
On my last recording I explored the repertoire of the great Shirley Horn to pay my own personal tribute. This time I was keen to record a selection of new material, songs which I feel define me as an individual, and as a jazz singer in the 21st century.
I have always chosen to sing contemporary material from "outside" the Great American Songbook, alongside lesser-known standards and original compositions. In doing so I have strived to find new songs that can stand alongside the classics we associate with the greats including Ella, Sarah, Betty and Carmen.
Only two of the songs on this album are by classic composers: Cy Coleman's ‘Everybody Today Is Turning On' and Rodgers & Hart's ‘Everything I've Got Belongs To You'. Elsewhere, I have chosen songs from some of my favourite writers: Michael Franks, Donald Fagen and Rebekka Bakken. Mark Winkler has contributed lyrics to a great Joshua Redman melody; lyricist Colin Lazzerini has introduced me to two songs I'm proud to have recorded, and the heartfelt ‘As We Live and Breathe' is by my friend, and New York Voices' vocalist, Lauren Kinhan. I was really saddened by the untimely death of Esbjörn Svensson. His beautiful ballad ‘Love Is Real', co-written with Josh Hayden, is a song I recently discovered and I hope makes a fitting tribute to a much-missed musician.
The title song ‘A Modern Art' was written by me with Laurence Cottle and it's my own take on celebrity culture and the mass dumbing-down of musical standards in popular music. Jazz remains as vibrant and relevant as ever and can indeed gain a mass appeal - I'm sure of it! In fact, I'm on a mission, and if you're reading this you've already helped my cause! Please spread the word that jazz isn't an inaccessible art form that is too difficult to understand, nor do you have to wear an anorak and listen to trad in some muddy field in unforgiving British weather. Jazz is a thoroughly Modern Art form and this is my version!
I hope you'll enjoy this album.