Tuesday 12 June 2018
American Singer-Guitarist, Madeleine Peyroux was once hailed as the ‘great new hope’ of commercial jazz. Now, 20 years after her recording debut, Madeleine Peyroux continues her musical journey with one night in Canberra, Tuesday 12 June, as part of her Australian tour including Vivid Jazz and Melbourne International Jazz Festival.
On this tour, fans will be treated to an advance listening from her upcoming album Anthem, a spirited and soulful masterwork of loping, skipping, sassy, feisty and sexy tunes delivered in a captivating mélange of funk, blues and jazz.
The album achieves the difficult task of balancing humour, pathos and irony while weaving a topical thread throughout that addresses current issues. A vivid picture is painted of the challenges that our times present for someone trying to hold on to their hope, heart and optimism in the world we now confront.
With new songs from producer Larry Klein, who suggested writing sessions with a group of great musicians/writers that include Patrick Warren, Brian Macleod, and David Baerwald, the album includes a classic title track by Leonard Cohen, the Harold Arlen/ E.Y. Yip Harburg song Last Night When We Were Young and a musical setting of the French poem of the World War II era Liberté by Paul Eluard.
“It’s rare to find someone capable of injecting such life into every single lyric … each emotion and sentiment was conveyed with such personality and conviction through her musical choices, inflection and perhaps simply natural ability to really tell a story through song.” London Jazz News
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Canberra Theatre Centre and The Music House
Approximately 120 minutes, with interval. Please note there is a lockout. Patrons will be admitted during a suitable break in the performance.
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