Dublin-born, New York-based singer Christine Tobin’s new album Pelt employs the poems and lyrics of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Paul Muldoon to take us down luxuriant groves of jazz, negotiated by piano, cello and violin, with some funky stuff too.
Praise for Pelt
“Setting poems and lyrics by the Pulitzer Prize winning Irish poet Paul Muldoon, and referencing blues, folk, jazz and Americana, the startling imaginative scope of Christine Tobin’s Pelt marked it out as something utterly singular.” The Arts Desk, Album of the Year
“…feisty original music written by Tobin for a programme that covers the Americana waterfront. The album is a masterclass in songcraft.” ***** BBC Music Magazine
“Tobin’s vocals, veering from acrobatic to sultry, are tailored perfectly for the material, her evocations of time and place precise. Classy and lovely.” **** The Observer
“PELT is marked by its timbral richness and breathtaking imaginative scope… a remarkable equipoise of the hard-hitting and the understated… one of the year’s must-hear albums.” **** Jazzwise