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Christine Tobin Interview

Irish-born jazz singer-songwriter Christine Tobin talks about her introduction to jazz through hearing Joni Mitchell's Mingus album, and speaks about her current projects.

This week, Irish born jazz singer-songwriter Christine Tobin talks about her introduction to jazz and her current musical project which is based around the poetry of W.B Yeats.

In an open interview, Christine explains how picking up the album Mingus by Joni Mitchell introduced her into the world of jazz. She reflects on how her musical career has developed since, from successfully re-imagining Carole King's Tapestry album to putting music to W.B Beats poems.

57 minutes

Music Played

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  • Ernestine Anderson

    See See Rider

    • My Kinda Swing.
    • Mercury Records.
  • Coleman Hawkins and His Orchestra

    Meet Doctor Foo

    • Bluebird Records.
  • Konkoma

    Accra Jump

    • KonKoma.
    • Soundway Records.
  • Christine Tobin Interview

  • Joni Mitchell

    Goodbye Pork Pie Hat

    • Mingus.
    • Asylum Records.
  • Christine Tobin With Liam Noble

    Beautiful

    • Tapestry Unravelled.
    • Trail Belle Records.
  • Christine Tobin

    The Wild Swans At Coole

    • Sailing To Byzantium.
    • Trail Belle Records.
  • Lou Donaldson

    Blues Walk

    • Blues Walk.
    • Blue Note Records.
  • The Webster Wraight Ensemble

    The Vulture

    • No Lucky Days.
    • Unreleased.
  • Visioneers

    Swahililand

    • Hipology.
    • BBE Records.
  • Don Henley

    New York Minute

    • The End Of The Innocence.
    • Geffen Records.
  • Ravi Coltrane

    Spring And Hudson

    • Spirit Fiction.
    • Blue Note Records.

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