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BBC Big Band - 2009 Glasgow International Jazz Festival

Claire Martin presents and sings with the BBC Big Band, conducted by Barry Forgie, in a concert from 2009's Glasgow International Jazz Festival. With tenor saxophonist Art Themen.

Radio 3 at the Summer Festivals.

Claire Martin presents and sings with the BBC Big Band in a performance given as part of the 2009 Glasgow International Jazz Festival. The band's principal conductor, Barry Forgie, has been writing and arranging for the group since the 1970s and for this concert has arranged a finale medley of tunes made famous by Oliver Nelson which includes a rendition of the classic song Stolen Moments to be sung by Claire.

Special guest tenor saxophonist Art Themen is soloist on such songs as Prelude to a Kiss and Baubles, Bangles and Beads, based on a version by the Gerry Mulligan Quartet.

Recordings by the BBC at The Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow, on 25 June 2009 as part of the Glasgow International Jazz Festival.

Title: Big Swing Face
Artist: BBC Big Band
Comp: Bill Potts
Arr: Barry Forgie

Title: I've Got the World on a String
Artist: Claire Martin (vocals), BBC Big Band
Comp: Harold Arlen/Ted Koehler
Arr: Barry Forgie

Title: Watch What Happens
Artist: Art Themen (saxophone), BBC Big Band
Comp: Michel Legrand/Norman Gimbel
Arr: Barry Forgie

Title: A Time for Love
Artist: Gordon Campbell (trombone ), BBC Big Band
Comp: Paul Francis Webster/Johnny Mandel
Arr: Sammy Nestico

Title: Happy Song
Artist: BBC Big Band
Comp: Bob Mintzer
Arr: Barry Forgie

Title: Come Back to Me
Artist: Claire Martin (vocals), BBC Big Band
Comp: Alan J Lerner/B Laine
Arr: Barry Forgie

Title: Melon Bells
Artist: BBC Big Band
Comp: Kim Richmond
Arr: Barry Forgie

Title: Threshold
Artist: Art Themen (saxophone), BBC Big Band
Comp: Patrick Williams
Arr: Barry Forgie

Title: Some Time Ago
Artist: Art Themen (saxophone), BBC Big Band
Comp: Sergio Mendes/Sergio Mihanovich
Arr: N/A

Title: Fried Bananas
Artist: BBC Big Band
Comp: Dexter Gordon
Arr: Barry Forgie

Title: I Belong to Glasgow
Artist: BBC Big Band
Comp: Adrian Drover
Arr: Adrian Drover

Title: Medley - Tribute to Oliver Nelson
1: Theme from Ironside
2: Critics Choice (with Art Themen, saxophone)
3: Stolen Moments (with Claire Martin, vocals)
4: Anacrusis
Artist: BBC Big Band
Comp: Oliver Nelson
Arr: Barry Forgie.

1 hour, 30 minutes

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