Madeleine Peyroux ‘ s ‘The Blue Room’ is her sixth album released on March 19, 2013 by Decca/Emarcy.
Track Listing : 1.Take These Chains From My Heart (Hank Williams) – 03:10 . 2.Bye Bye Love (Boudleaux Bryant, Felice Bryant) – 03:26 . 3.Changing All Those Changes ( Buddy Holly) – 03:09 . 4.Born To Lose (Ray Charles) – 04:26 . 5.Guilty (Randy Newman) – 03:50 . 6.Bird On The Wire (Leonard Cohen) – 05:36 . 7.I Can’T Stop Loving You (Don Gibson)- 4:17 . 8.Gentle On My Mind (John Hartford) – 06:40 . 9.You Don’T Know Me (Cindy Walker, Eddy Arnold)- 3:59 . 10.Desperadoes Under The Eaves (Warren Zevon ) – 04:18
Musicians : Madeleine Peyroux – Vocals . Larry Goldings – Keyboards . Dean Parks – Guitars . David Piltch – Bass . Jay Bellerose – Drums . Vince Mendoza – String Conductor
Production : Produced By Larry Klein . Bernie Grundman – Mastering . Helik Hadar – Engineer, Mixing . Leslie Ann Jones – String Engineer . Chris Owens – Assistant Engineer . Dann Thompson – Assistant Engineer
Package : Mary Maurer – Design . Gillean Mcleod – Stylist . Rocky Schenck – Photography . Prisca Wille – Hair Stylist
Released On March 19, 2012 By Decca/Emarcy.
All About Jazz
Madeleine Peyroux is using a formula used earlier by Cassandra Wilson in the 1990s, one where pop, country and folk songs are given a contemporary makeover. Where Wilson did this very organically, Madeleine Peyroux retains the more modern jazz trappings, conservatively rendering the old music to make some of the most progressive mainstream art realized. […]
That is why this album works so well. If Klein wanted to recreate Modern Sounds, there are many other artists whose voices more resemble Charles’ rough hewn tones. The point was more to reinvent it. That’s why the two used material from Charles’ original album and other songs that were not. […]
Madeleine Peyroux employs her Billie Holiday-influenced phrasing to excellent effect. Mendoza’s restrained strings color the tune from a simple, directly conveyed love song to an intimate reverie offered over time and distance; Goldings’ shimmering piano and Parks’ ringing guitar make it nearly elastic. […]