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Offbeat: Live at Ronnie Scott's Club

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
To British jazz fans, Ronnie Scott's Club is London's equivalent of the Village Vanguard -- the venue improvisers headline when they have "arrived." Claire Martin has headlined Scott's more than once, and was well received during the August 1995 engagement documented on Offbeat her only live CD. Joined by an intimate and tasteful British trio comprising pianist Gareth Williams, bassist Arnie Somogyi and drummer Clark Tracey, the cool-toned singer is as expressive as she is adventurous. Never one to be predictable in her choice of material, she demonstrates that everything from Stevie Wonder's "Make Sure You're Sure" and Paul Simon's "I Do it for Your Love" to Laura ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
To British jazz fans, Ronnie Scott's Club is London's equivalent of the Village Vanguard -- the venue improvisers headline when they have "arrived." Claire Martin has headlined Scott's more than once, and was well received during the August 1995 engagement documented on Offbeat her only live CD. Joined by an intimate and tasteful British trio comprising pianist Gareth Williams, bassist Arnie Somogyi and drummer Clark Tracey, the cool-toned singer is as expressive as she is adventurous. Never one to be predictable in her choice of material, she demonstrates that everything from Stevie Wonder's "Make Sure You're Sure" and Paul Simon's "I Do it for Your Love" to Laura Nyro's "Buy and Sell" can work quite well as acoustic jazz. Hopefully, Martin will record more live albums in the future.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/7/1998
  • Label: Linn Records
  • UPC: 691062004633
  • Catalog Number: 46
  • Sales rank: 388,125

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Off Beat (2:05)
  2. 2 Buy and Sell (6:00)
  3. 3 Come Back to Me (3:39)
  4. 4 I'll Close My Eyes (6:26)
  5. 5 Monk's New Tune (3:48)
  6. 6 I Do It for Your Love (5:23)
  7. 7 Worth the Wait (4:16)
  8. 8 Wishful Thinking (5:12)
  9. 9 Comes Love (3:55)
  10. 10 Would You Believe? (6:29)
  11. 11 Lost in His Arms (7:04)
  12. 12 Something Real (4:21)
  13. 13 Make Sure You're Sure (5:17)
  14. 14 Some Other Time (4:42)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Claire Martin Primary Artist, Vocals
Martin Taylor Guitar
Mark Nightingale Trombone
Arnie Somogyi Bass
Clark Tracey Drums
Gareth Williams Piano
Anthony Kerr Vibes
Technical Credits
Burton Lane Composer
Alan Jay Lerner Composer
Chris Lewis Engineer
Joel E. Siegel Producer
Gareth Williams Arranger
Claire Martin Arranger
Anthony Kerr Vibe Master
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