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Christine Tobin & Phil Robson - Partners in Time

Read "Christine Tobin & Phil Robson - Partners in Time" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

As one of the leading European vocalists, Christine Tobin has shown a versatility and depth that few other singers have. After moving to New York City in 2015 she has been involved in countless projects confirming her versatility and originality. She has found in long-time collaborator guitarist Phil Robson the perfect partner in time. This mixtape features highlights from their discographies, with a special focus on Christine Tobin's take on the poetry of William Butler Yeats and Paul Muldoon, new ...

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Christine Tobin: A Thousand Kisses Deep

Read "A Thousand Kisses Deep" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

A Thousand Kisses Deep brings together Christine Tobin's voice, Leonard Cohen's songs, a bunch of Premier League musicians and superb arrangements. What's not to like? Nothing. There's absolutely nothing not to like. Tobin is blessed with a distinctive, expressive, voice. She's also an artist who pursues her own vision with an admirable determination--and who isn't afraid to risk comparison with some of the finest writers of the modern era. That vision has seen her re-imagining Carole King's classic ...

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Christine Tobin: Sailing To Byzantium

Read "Sailing To Byzantium" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

On Sailing To Byzantium singer/songwriter Christine Tobin adds music to the poems of Ireland's much-loved William Butler Yeats (1865-1939). Get this wrong, and an entire nation might well demand answers: get it right and a richly imaginative and beautiful recording is promised. Tobin gets it right.Tobin's love of Yeats goes back to her teens in Dublin, when her first boyfriend would read her two of the poems: the beautiful “When You Are Old" and the mysterious “The Song ...

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Christine Tobin and Liam Noble: Unraveling Tapestry

Read "Christine Tobin and Liam Noble: Unraveling Tapestry" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Christine Tobin is an uncompromising singer whose distinctive voice has graced the British jazz scene since the mid-1990s. Whether singing her own songs or interpreting the work of others, Tobin brings a unique sensibility to each number; creating atmospheric and, at times, emotionally intense performances. Liam Noble, one of the UK's most original jazz pianists, has worked with Tobin for some years as part of her regular band, as well as leading his own projects. Both performers can be expected ...

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Christine Tobin and Liam Noble: Tapestry Unravelled

Read "Tapestry Unravelled" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

For many jazz singers, the Great American Songbook is the body of work that must be delved into and reinterpreted. In more recent years, the work of writers such as Tom Waits and Nick Cave is emerging as the source for some fine jazz-based interpretations. The singer/songwriters of the '70s, perhaps surprisingly, have yet to become such a central part of the jazz vocal canon, but singer Christine Tobin and pianist Liam Noble may be set to change things with ...

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Christine Tobin / Liam Noble: Tapestry Unravelled

Read "Tapestry Unravelled" reviewed by Chris May

After seven, mostly self-penned albums on the Babel label, Tapesty Unravelled is something of a departure for the Irish-born, UK-based singer Christine Tobin: all but one of the tunes are covers, and, for the first time, the setting is stripped down to a duo. But as on the earlier albums, Tobin weaves her signature mix of jazz and folk influences, while pianist Liam Noble ensures a high degree of “pure" jazz content.

As some will already have surmised, ...

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Christine Tobin: Slotting into Place

Read "Christine Tobin: Slotting into Place" reviewed by Marcus O'Dair

She may have won this year's BBC Jazz Award for best vocalist, yet Christine Tobin was not, ostensibly at least, the main attraction in Radioplay, which just completed its October, 2008 run at London's Lyric theatre following an earlier incarnation at the Vortex last year. Rather, with guitarist Phil Robson and bassist Dave Whitford, her job was to provide a live soundtrack to a frequently surreal one-man show from a gentleman named Ed Gaughan.

“It's a ...


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