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Richard Rodney Bennett

In a special concert given at the Barbican in London, Claire Martin celebrates her onetime close musical partner, Sir Richard Rodney Bennett.

Claire Martin celebrates composer Richard Rodney Bennett, recorded at the Barbican in London and featuring pianist Gareth Williams, bassist Arnie Somogyi, drummer Sebastian de Krom, saxophonist Julian Nicholas and Claire on vocals. Bennett was a prolific composer for television and the stage, having produced over two hundred works for the concert hall and over fifty scores for film and television. He was also a highly regarded jazz writer who worked with Cleo Laine, Marion Montgomery and was a close musical partner with Claire. As part of this special programme, Claire also shares stories and insights into her unique relationship with Bennett and there's a chance to hear her perform one of his compositions, Early To Bed, with the BBC Concert Orchestra.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Binker & Moses

    Fete By The River

    • Journey to the Mountain of Forever.
    • Gearbox.
  • Nigel Thomas Quartet

    Dark Light

    • Hidden.
    • Pathway.
  • BBC Concert Orchestra

    Early To Bed (feat. Claire Martin)

    • Recorded at the Barbican Theatre London on 27th November 2016.
  • Mark Whitfield

    Fortress

    • Grace.
    • Marksman Productions ‎.
  • Ella Fitzgerald

    Old Devil Moon

    • Sweet and Hot.
    • Verve.
  • Ella Fitzgerald

    I Can't Get Started

    • Sweet and Hot.
    • Verve.
  • Ella Fitzgerald

    (If You Can't Sing It) You'll Have to Swing It (Mr. Paganini)

    • Sweet and Hot.
    • Verve.
  • Richard Rodney Bennett & Claire Martin

    Everybody Today Is Turning On

    • Witchcraft.
    • Linn.
  • Claire Martin Band

    Lover Come Back To Me

    • Recorded on 27th November 2016 in the foyer of the Barbican theatre London.
  • Claire Martin Band

    Quietly There

    • Recorded on 27th November 2016 in the foyer of the Barbican theatre London.
  • Claire Martin Band

    Never Make Your Move Too Soon

    • Recorded on 27th November 2016 in the foyer of the Barbican theatre London.
  • Jaimeo Brown Transcendence

    Mississippi

    • Work Songs.
    • Motema.
  • Jaimeo Brown Transcendence

    Be So Glad

    • Work Songs.
    • Motema.

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