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This review is from: Careless Love (Audio CD)
I have never really been "turned on" to, or by, Jazz music and in all honesty have found modern-day efforts to combine the genre with Blues at best foul...the sultry/sexy tones of Madeleine Peyroux has certainly change that rejection instinct. I'm sure by now Madeleine will be a familiar name to our readers, "Careless Love" having already charted, even if only due to the media's interest in Madeleine's disappearance following the albums release. For those who are unfamiliar, Madeleine has a vocal style reminiscent of key female Blues/Jazz vocalists that are today so revered (Ella Fitzgerald, Bessie Smith and in particular Billie Holiday). On "Careless Love" Peyroux's silky/soothing vocals give an extra dimension to what are in fairness overly polished covers of the likes of Dylan, Hank Williams and W.C. Handy. Without Madeleine's vocal class this would be an unremarkable, dreary affair at best. Possibly style over substance but far more interesting than anything Norah Jones, or Katie Melua, has mustered thus far.
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Initial post: 24 Apr 2009 18:34:20 BDT
Last edited by the author on 24 Apr 2009 18:34:57 BDT
J. F. Adkins says:
Bluesmatters ?? They certainly do but the blues have always been part of the "Jazz Genre" so they don't need combining. Haven't you ever heard Louis Armstrong, Sydney Bechet, Charlie Parker, Charles Mingus Thelonious Monk, et al, play the blues ? Great Jazz and great Blues.
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