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The sixth volume in the perpetually popular Linn Sampler series features an appealing selection of tracks from its catalog of award-winning artists. From soloists like jazz vocalist Claire Martin and Reich-playing percussionist Kuniko Kato to opera, choral and instrumental chamber ensembles, and more, this disc showcases the breadth of talent present in the Linn catalog.

Lazy Afternoon is one of several first-take tracks on Claire Martin's first US studio recording for fifteen years, 'Too Much in Love to Care'. Guest star Kenny Barron is a sterling partner to Claire on this superb collection of classic romantic songs and beautiful ballads from The Great American Songbook. Jazz Journal awarded the album five stars and stated: 'This is an outstanding album from one of the finest jazz singers in the world today.' Track taken from the album Too Much in Love to Care.

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1. Lazy Afternoon (Claire Martin taken from Too Much In Love To Care)
2. Electric Counterpoint Version for Percussions - Movement III: Fast (Kuniko - taken from Kuniko Plays Reich)
3. Browning a5 (The leaves be green) [Phantasm - taken from William Byrd: Complete Consort Music]
4. Esther - Act Three, Scene 1 (Dunedin Consort - taken from Handel: Esther, First reconstructable version)
5. Piano Sonata No. 10 in C Major - Andante cantabile (Gottlieb Wallisch - from Mozart: Paris & Vienna)
6. On This Island, Op. 11 - Nocturne (James Gilchrist - taken from Benjamin Britten: My Beloved Is Mind)
7. Sonata in G minor - Largo (Retrospect Trio - taken from Twelve Sonatas in Three Parts)
8. Apollo et Hyacinthus - Duetto: Discede crudelis! (taken from Mozart: Apollo et Hyacinthus)
9. Suite No. 1 in G Major - III. Courante (Richard Tunnicliffe - taken from J.S. Bach Cello Suites)
10. Lux aeterna (Strathclyde Motet) [Capella Nova - taken from Who Are These Angels]
11. The Four Seasons - Violin Concerto in F minor, Op. 8, No.4 'L'Inverno' (Winter) - Allegro con molto (Avison Ensemble - taken from Vivaldi: Concerti Opus 8)
12. Liebeslieder Opus 52 - Am Donaustrande, da steht ein Haus (The Prince Consort - taken from Other Love Songs)
13. Quartet for Oboe, violin, viola and cello in F Major - III. Rondeau Allegro (Scottish Chamber Orchestra - taken from Mozart: Divertimento & Oboe Quartet)
14. Missa Philippus Secundus Rex Hispaniae - Agnus Dei (taken from Rogier: Music From the Missae Sex)
15. Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14 - Marche au supplice (Robin Ticciati, Scottish Chamber Orchestra - taken from Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique)

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Record Label Linn
Music Genre Jazz