Madeleine Peyroux’s new album, The Blue Room, is currently the #1 Jazz album in the world!
“…an artist whose sensibility and eclectic musical mix make for magnificent story-telling.” –Michael Cuscuna
With a peerless dedication to the core of the song combined with a once-in-a-generation voice, Madeleine Peyroux has gone from busking on the streets of Paris all the way to mainstream recognition. Through intensely distinctive renditions of old classics and modern tunes by the likes of Leonard Cohen and The Beatles, Peyroux has proved to be an uncannily insightful interpreter with her consistently impeccable choice of material.
“Peyroux treats a lyric like a gorgeous vase she’s considering buying. She’ll turn it every way, admiring its form, imagining the place and meaning it can have in her life.” -New York Daily News
Peyroux’s new album, The Blue Room, a project dedicated to and featuring the music of Ray Charles, sees the genre-blending singer reworking some landmark musical gems, in a repeat collaboration with longtime Peyroux producer Larry Klein (Joni Mitchell, Walter Becker, Tracy Chapman, Herbie Hancock). The result is a sophisticated album that rather than just ‘crossing over,’ seamlessly fuses musical styles together to create an entirely new sound.
“Peyroux likes to stretch lyrics like taffy and approach melodies at angles completely opposite to what her band is playing.” –Dallas News
“…an enigmatic, low-key personal style that is all her own. Only intermittently settling on notes, she likes to swoop and glide around them” -New York Times
20 years and six albums into her recording career, Rebecca Pidgeon is coming into her own, creating intoxicating adult pop replete with tender melodies and intense character studies. Pidgeon has shared stages with such artists as Aimee Mann, Madeleine Peyroux, Jeffrey Gaines, Peter Himmelman, and Keb Mo, and joined founders Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young at the 2011 edition of Farm Aid.
Pidgeon continues to juggle her musical efforts with her extremely successful acting career. She recently appeared in the film “Red,” alongside Bruce Willis and Morgan Freeman. Up next is an HBO film about record producer Phil Spector and his recent murder trial. Pidgeon stars with Al Pacino and Helen Mirren in the film, which was directed and written by Pidgeon’s husband, David Mamet.
“Nuanced and assured… Rebecca Pidgeon is one of those rare singers who conveys emotion purely…” -Rolling Stone
“Pidgeon’s quirky song writing and warm, burnished vocal tone have won over an impressive roster of supporters…” -Daily Variety
“Pidgeon favors a delicate vocal style serving her well on gently reflective originals” -All Music Guide