Interpretative elegance Madeleine Peyroux, now in the Jazz Festival in Costa.
The elegance interpretative singer, guitarist and songwriter Madeleine Peyroux arrived on Wednesday on stage at the Festival de Jazz en la Costa, in Hawthorn Park in Almunecar (Granada), in the traditional evening devoted to female jazz vocalists.
Peyroux, recognized as one of the best singers of the current international scene, was born in Athens (Georgia) and raised between Southern California, Brooklyn and Paris. And it was in the, sto credits, city on the Seine where he spent his youth. Madeleine liked to sing and emulate both Bessie Smith, Jonni Mitchell or Billy Holliday that he decided to surround himself with a good band and sing, even in the street, and the Latin Quarter was the place where he started his career.
At 16 years joins Lost Wandering, tera gold, Blues and Jazz Band and begins to travel across half of Europe until 1996, returning to the United States decides it is time to record all those songs and musical experiences lived, and debuted in the world record for 'Dreamland', which suddenly pulled himself to fame. The criticism surprised, wondered how someone so young was able to play classics such, aika gold, as Billy Holliday, Patsy Cline Bessie Smith or so convincingly.
From his first album sold a million copies and magazines 'Time', 'Wall Street Journal' and 'Newsweek' describe it as "the best voice of the year" and the success was so overwhelming that Madeleine, decided to retire a while. Although not stop singing the United States and Europe, eight years until the next recording of 'Careless Love' (2004) and later two years 'Half the Perfect World' (2006).
Madeleine Peyroux is a singer of syrupy fashion voice. His troubled voice captivates and keeps intact the essence of jazz and despite venturing with other sounds close to folk song and the author never falls into vulgarity. In his temperamental fit adaptations of writers such as Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, Serge Gainsbourg, with the wonderful version of The Javanaisede-but also, increasingly, their own compositions.
His new album 'Bare Bones' (2009), comes after three years of silence and is composed entirely of his own, with the production, like its two predecessors disc, which producer was Joni Mitchell, Larry Klein . A new personal work, smooth and exciting that it is a inward journey into the fascinating world of this extraordinary artist live, is near and dear, wrapped by a group of effective and experienced musicians with a wide and versatile repertoire that is a luxury for the senses.