Claire Martin and the modern art of jazz

Claire Martin was busy in the studio in April mixing her new album with producer Laurence Cottle and engineer Calum Malcolm. The album is called "A Modern Art" and is Claire's take on singing jazz in the 21st century.

She includes songs by many modern writers including Mark Winkler, Colin Lazzerini (late, very late, of Loose Tubes), Lauren Kinhan (New York Voices) and a beautiful ballad by the late Esbjörn Svensson. The title track is penned by Claire and Laurence.

There's some superb guitar playing by Phil Robson on Everybody Today Is Turning On (Cy Coleman) and Claire has dug out a cracking Rodgers and Hart track called Everything I've Got Belongs To You. From what we have heard so far, the album is full of attitude, drive and funk. Many tracks have a fat big band sound as Nigel Hitchcock punches the sax solos out and there are bass solos of substance from Laurence himself.

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