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Madeleine Peyroux: Anthem (Verve)

Though vocalist Madeleine Peyroux’s name stands alone above the title, Anthem is a supreme example of ensemble work. Its core contributors—Peyroux, bassist (and producer) Larry Klein, drummer Brian MacLeod, guitarists Dean Parks and David Baerwald, pianist Patrick Warren, and organist Pete Kuzma—exercise equal influence and demonstrate equal finesse, abetted by stellar guests, including Luciana Souza and … Read More “Madeleine Peyroux: Anthem (Verve)”

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Madeleine Peyroux: Standing on the Rooftop

Ever since Madeleine Peyroux exploded onto the scene in 2004, the comparisons to Billie Holiday have been nonstop. There’s no denying the similarity, or the tear that is ever-present in her voice. As was frequently the case with Holiday, Peyroux’s vocal style has often led to wrongful perception of her as a tragedian. She can … Read More “Madeleine Peyroux: Standing on the Rooftop”

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