Jennie Gardner

Jennie Gardner

Smooth or spiky, straight ahead or off the planet Linn Records has the sounds that will make you sit up and beg for more!

Linn Records ( is an independent label producing jazz music by thrilling vocalists and instrumentalists. Check out the smokey tones of Claire Martin, five times Best Vocalist in the British Jazz Awards who counts Shirley Horn, Sheila Jordan, Peggy Lee and Ella Fitzgerald among her stylistic influences. Her 8 albums for Linn include her seminal debut


A New American Songbook?

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Legendary New York born lyricist Fran Landesman augments her already impressive oevre with It's A Nice Thought, a new CD of songs recorded with vocalist Sarah Moule and pianist/arranger Simon Wallace for Scottish jazz label Linn Records (AKD 192

The jazz world's answer to Dorothy Parker, Fran Landesman's acid wit and penetrating insights first emerged in her 1950s collaborations with composer Tommy Wolf. Songs such as Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most

Talented and hip beyond her years the most exciting jazz star to soar to my attention in a decade
Rex Reed The New York Observer

Too Darn Hot! (Linn Records AKD 198) is Claire Martin’s ninth album for Linn Records. Claire makes a welcome return to her jazz roots with a "dream-team" line-up of UK jazz musicians. Visit to download soundclips and find out more.

This album features many songs from the Great American Song Book: Rogers and Hammerstei …

Stability (Linn Records AKD 159) is drummer Clark Tracey’s debut recording for Linn after a series of accomplished but more or less straightahead recordings for other labels.

Given this direct and practical drummer’s roots in the bop and swing traditions of Art Blakey, Max Roach and Philly Joe Jones, it isn’t surprising that this ambitious disc doesn’t represent any tearing up of the jazz past. But if it’s a celebration of the most widely recognized virtues of orthodox jazz, it’s a hea …


Romance in your life

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A romantic collection of standards old and new with an unashamedly feel-good mood, I'll Take Romance has quickly become Linn's best selling jazz title of Spring 2003. Tracks include How Long Has This Been Going On, Come Fly With Me, Trust In Me, and I Only Have Eyes For You among many others.

I'll Take Romance showcases the three-octave, dusky soprano voice that has made Tina May the darling of the UK jazz scene for nearly a decade. Also appearing on the album is t …

Linn Records is delighted to congratulate Claire Martin as she is named Vocalist of the Year 2003 in the BBC Radio 2 and 3 Jazz Awards.

In a relationship spanning ten years, Linn Records has produced nine albums with Claire Martin. Her recorded and live performances receive continuing critical and popular acclaim. Claire Martin’s latest album on Linn Records, Too Darn Hot! (AKD 198) has been hailed widely as her best yet ("She is right at the top of her form

Waterloo Sunset Barb Jungr
A Linn Records recording AKD 222.

"a contemporary amalgam of Nina Simone and Peggy Lee"

A long awaited follow up to Every Grain of Sand: Barb Jungr Sings Bob Dylan from the acclaimed song stylist, Waterloo Sunset sees Jungr continue to explore the art of the songwriter, with tracks by Bob Dylan, Richard Thompson and Ray Davies alongside original compositions by Barb Jungr and Christine Collister.

"The Manchester born …

Winner of the New York International Artist of the Year (Backstage Awards, 2003) Barb Jungr has one of the most original voice since Nina Simone or Edith Piaf and bridges genres with her passion for the art of the songwriter. Her new album, Waterloo Sunset, builds on the success of Every Grain of Sand: Barb Jungr Sings Bob Dylan.

This "world-class female vocalist" (Daily Telegraph) has written three original songs for Waterloo Sunset. Do You Play Guitar, the album's elegaic opening track, Wri …

The Linn Records January Sale is now on with 'Two for the price of One' on a great range of titles.

View our list of 'Twofers' here or by following the link from our home page at

We're running a special promotion on our non-sale titles too. Order any full price Jazz CD before 31 January 04 and receive a free CD! Jazz orders will receive a copy of All My Tomorrows, the seminal album by vocalist Carol Kidd …

Linn Records has a range of jazz music at a special price for Valentine's Day.

If you are looking for a really chic, stylish gift for your loved one, you might just find that this list of jazz recordings provides inspiration.

If you need an extra reason to visit, there’s a ‘New Customer’ welcome discount of £5 off orders of £20 and over.

More information at …

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