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Christine Tobin &; Liam Noble Tapestry Unravelled

Carole King's 1971 opus Tapestry is among the great totems of popular music. It’s recast here with great tenderness and poignancy by Irish chanteuse Christine Tobin, who embraces these beautifully crafted songs with a characteristic infusion of warmth and creativity. Accompanist is too modest a word to describe what Liam Noble brings to this ‘pas de deux’. A standout among the impressive ranks of UK jazz pianists, he’s a master of colour and harmony, drawing deep reflective hues from Tapestry’s ballads. They enjoy a special rapport, evident in how they bring these indelible songs forth structurally intact, yet comfortable in their intimate new soundworld.

"A kind of alchemy at work… the sheer quality of Tobin's performance and collaboration with Noble makes this album so special." The Irish Times

"One of the most gifted and original singer/ songwriters in today’s jazz world" BBC Music Magazine

Image: Christine Tobin and Liam noble Photo ©Curtis Schwartz