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Regina Spektor Interview

57 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 26 June 2012

This week, Jamie is joined by one of his favourite singer-songwriters and pianists, Regina Spektor.

They speak about Regina's upbringing in Moscow surrounded by classical music and illegal Western music. She talks about moving to New York and how her feelings of being an outsider and frustration at trying to be a classical musician led to her unique style of writing.

Having recently released a new album called What We Saw From The Cheap Seats, the pair reflect on the musical journey of this album.

Music Played

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  • Image for Betty Carter

    Betty Carter Jazz (Ain't Nothing But Soul)

    The Modern Sound Of Betty Carter, ABC

  • Image for Eddie Lang

    Eddie Lang April Kisses

    OKeh Records

  • Image for Tom Waits

    Tom Waits Lucky Day

    The Black Rider, Island Records

  • Image for Sonny Stitt

    Sonny Stitt Surfin'

    Now!, Impulse Records

  • Image for Criolo

    Criolo Bogotá

    Nó Na Orelha, Sterns Music

  • Regina Spektor Interview

  • Image for Regina Spektor

    Regina Spektor Samson

    Songs, Self-Released

  • Image for Regina Spektor

    Regina Spektor Open

    What We Saw From The Cheap Seats, Warner Music

  • Image for Louis Armstrong And Duke Ellington

    Louis Armstrong And Duke Ellington It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)

    The Great Reunion, Roulette Records

  • Image for John Surman

    John Surman Whitman's Wood

    Saltash Bells, ECM Records

  • Image for Michael Garrick Trio

    Michael Garrick Trio Man, Have You Ever Heard

    Moonscape, Airborne Records

  • Image for Neneh Cherry And The Thing

    Neneh Cherry And The Thing Golden Heart

    The Cherry Thing, Smalltown Supersound


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