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a modern art

claire martin


    “A singer who actually lives up to the extravagant claims made on their behalf.”
    - Jazzwise
• A Modern Art is inspired by the tragic death of pioneering jazz musician Esbjörn Svensson, who Claire pays tribute to with a heartfelt rendition of Love is real.

• “A Modern Art” features songs by the 21st century's finest writers; Michael Franks, Donald Fagen, Cy Coleman, Rogers & Hart and Rebekka Bakken. Mark Winkler has contributed lyrics to a great Joshua Redman melody on the track 'lowercase' and 'As We Live and Breathe' is by the New York Voices' vocalist Lauren Kinhan.

• The title song, A Modern Art, is Claire's own take on the mass dumbing-down of musical standards in popular music.

• Claire Martin is a multi-award winning vocalist whose recent sold-out performances in New York have further established her as "the best ever British jazz singer" (Jazz Times).

• Claire has played top jazz venues in the Far East, Australia, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Norway, Denmark and Canada and several successful residencies in New York.

• Claire is known to thousands of jazz fans as a presenter of "Jazz Line-Up", the flagship jazz show on the UK's Radio Station of the Year, BBC Radio 3.
    Claire Martin successfully creates 'new' jazz classics as she tackles the thorny subject of jazz as a contemporary art form - one routed in tradition but as relevant and vibrant as ever.
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
  1. Everything I've Got Belongs To You     3.36
  2. So Twentieth Century     3.19
  3. Love Is Real     3.39
  4. Lowercase     4.13
  5. A Modern Art     3.11
  6. Edge Ways     3.35
  7. Love of Another     3.09
  8. Totally     4.58
  9. Everybody Today Is Turning On     3.31
10. Sunday Morning Here With You     4.16
11. Promises     3.25
12. Things I Miss The Most     4.28
13. As We Live and Breathe     3.33
14. Nirvana     3.32

      Total Time     52.48

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