Claire Martin "Old Boyfriends" CD

Claire Martin "Old Boyfriends" CD

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A new phase in Claire's recording career opened in 1994, when she joined forces with her new producer, Joel Siegel, manager to the cult jazz singer, Shirley Horn. Introduced to Claire by Richard Rodney Bennett, Siegel supervised proceedings on Claire's third album Old Boyfriends.

It was another acclaimed exercise in daring and unorthodox programming, the material ranging from the risque lyrics of Rupert Holmes' 'Partners in Crime' to the heart-on-sleeve sentiments of 'Close As Pages In A Book' a vintage ballad from the pen of Dorothy Fields and Sigmund Romberg. The title tune, written by Tom Waits, had previously been heard on the soundtrack of the Francis Ford Coppola film 'One From the Heart'.

Warmly recieved by the critics, Old Boyfriends was another best-seller, rising to Number Two slot on the Virgin jazz charts.


Steve Melling - piano (tracks 1-5 & 7-12)
Arnie Somogyi - bass (tracks 1-11)
Clark Tracey - drums (tracks 1-5 & 7-11)
Mark Nightingale - trombone (tracks 1-6 & 9,10)
Jim Mullen - guitar (tracks 3, 6, 9 & 10)

All arrangements by Steve Melling and Claire Martin with the exception of:
Chased Out arranged by Arnie Somogyi
Old Boyfriends arranged by Jim Mullen
Continental Mind arranged by Simon Wallace
The Wheelers and Dealers arranged by Thaddeus Kelly

Recording information: 

Recorded at Castle Sound Studios on 24th - 26th May, 1994.
Engineer - Calum Malcolm
Producer - Joel E Siegel


  1. When the Sun Comes Out
  2. Close as Pages in a Book
  3. Partners in Crime
  4. Chased Out
  5. Moonray
  6. Old Boyfriends
  7. Out of My Continental Mind
  8. I've Got News for You
  9. The Wheelers and Dealers
  10. I Was Telling Him About You
  11. Gentleman Friend
  12. Killing Time