Madeleine Peyroux New Album


Smoky voiced singer Madeleine Peyroux's earthy new album Bare Bones will be released March 10, 2009 on Rounder Records. Peyroux had a hand in writing all the songs on Bare Bones, including collaborations with album producer Larry Klein (Joni Mitchell), Walter Becker (Steely Dan), Julian Coryell, Joe Henry, David Batteau and Sean Wayland. One song, "I Must Be Saved," was written entirely by Peyroux.

"I'm really happy that I got to write," says Peyroux. "It feels like a new segment, and it's great work. I'm surrounded by beautiful sounds, really honest musicians, really honest playing."

Bare Bones was recorded in Los Angeles at Henson Studios this fall.

Bare Bones Track List

1. Instead (Julian Coryell/Peyroux)
2. Bare Bones (Walter Becker/Larry Klein/Peyroux)
3. Damn the Circumstances (David Batteau/Larry Klein/Peyroux)
4. River of Tears (Klein/Peyroux)
5. You Can't Do Me (Becker/Klein/Peyroux)
6. Love and Treachery (Joe Henry/Klein/Peyroux)
7. Our Lady of Pigalle (Batteau/Klein/Peyroux)
8. Homeless Happiness (Coryell/Peyroux)
9. To Love You All Over Again (Batteau/Peyroux)
10.I Must Be Saved (Peyroux)
11.Somethin' Grand (Klein/Peyroux/Sean Wayland)

Here's Peyroux on Italian television last year doing a bit of Bessie Smith and her own "Don't Wait Too Long."

[Published on: 12/1/08]

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jalew Mon 12/1/2008 03:07PM
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Very nice. I am looking forward to this. Thanks for the heads up jambase.

SmashySmashy starstarstarstarstar Mon 12/1/2008 07:44PM
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Madeleine is absolutely amazing. Another appreciated not-really-jam-but-still-appropriate article by jambase. Keep up the diversity!

iwantstogetfunkedup Mon 12/1/2008 10:55PM
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I love that Scott Amendola plays drums with her quite often. He's on that clip and at least one of her albums I've heard. He's one of my favorites from his drumming on Charlie Hunter and TJ Kirk records.

Carini83 starstarstarstarstar Tue 12/2/2008 10:59AM
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Props to jambase for putting up an article on such a wonderful artist. i really enjoy jazz and Madeleine is top notch. get careless love its a great cd.

mackadocious Wed 12/3/2008 09:17AM
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It's almost scary how she conjures Ella Fitzgerald and even Billie Holiday. She sings like a sad angel. I recommend Half the Perfect World; Blue Alert is a killer track. Jazz really is the highest quality music.