Jonny Tobin - Together [EP.33]

Jonny’s jazztronica music is a soundtrack to optimism. He’s hitting his stride in 2022 with his fourth album, Together.

Jonny Tobin - Together [EP.33]
The original photo for this episode comes from Jonny Tobin's website.

On the Rhythm Changes Podcast, Jonny Tobin talks about his fourth jazztronica album, Together. He released it from Burnaby on January 13, 2022.

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We talked about:

  • What Jonny did on New Year’s Eve 2021/22
  • His influences and journey up to this point of his career: jazz piano, producing and beatmaking, playing gigs, and starting to put out solo music in 2019
  • The brass instrument that Jonny plays, unbeknownst to many (attention Ted Kadonoff!)
  • The artists and records that showed Jonny the potential for crossover jazz and R&B
  • How my spoken words appeared on the first track of the album, “What I Didn’t Do”
  • Francis Henson and his “Earnest vs. Slick” concept
  • The message that Jonny left for me in that track, which helped me start the year off right
  • The dedication of Jonny’s last track on the album, “Leonidus”
  • How he decides on the amount of jazz vocabulary to use
  • Why the track “Neon Afterglow” is one of Jonny’s personal favourites from his catalogue
  • The exact place and time where he was when his track “Obi” got a big editorial playlist add
  • The enduring impact of that playlist, which was one of Jonny’s big breaks as a solo artist
  • How “Take Your Time” came from a Masego remix contest in summer 2020
  • Launching a merch store, and how Jonny intends to release all the music he has already made