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Careless Love, Madeleine Peyroux - Nothing careless about this beautiful album,
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This is the second album from the hugely impressive Madeleine Peyroux. Coming some 8 years after her adsorbing debut, Dreamland, this album was a long time in the making, but well worth the wait.
Peyroux has a beautiful voice, with a timbre and phrasing that invites favourable comparisons with Billie Holliday. In this album she has made a selection of jazz and blues standards and given them her own treatment. Immense care has gone into the recordings, every note sung or played is carefully and thoughtfully done. The backing is light and respectful, giving Peyroux's fine voice centre stage. She sings with an intensity that manages to find new meaning in some of these well worn classics, and she makes them her own.
This is a delightful album of slow burning blues with a broad jazz flavour. Highly recommended.