Madeleine Peyroux

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Mary Chapin Carpenter | The Age of Miracles

Mary Chapin Carpenter made her best albums when she was breaking from Nashville and testing what country radio would let her get away with.
Zoë/Rounder (2010)
By BRETT MILANO  |  June 18, 2010
Madeleine Peyroux at the Berklee Performance Center

Madeleine Peyroux at the Berklee Performance Center

Jazz chanteuse Madeleine Peyroux floods the Berklee Performance Center with a “River of Tears” | 136 Mass Ave, Boston | June 28 @ 7:30 pm...
By Shaula Clark  |  June 24, 2009

Mixed messages

Given the sound of its first track (which is also the title of the album), you'd have every reason to think that 3play+'s debut CD is about to plunge you into Bill Frisell–style Americana.
3play+ do what they wanna; Melody Gardot follows her instincts
By JON GARELICK  |  June 05, 2009

Group efforts

In November 2008, cutting firewood at his home in Brooklyn, Mark Turner, 42, arguably the most influential tenor-saxophonist of his generation, lost control of the power saw he was using.
Fly and the Tiptons
By JON GARELICK  |  April 10, 2009

Modern vintages

Boston bands Lake Street Dive and Miss Tess and the Bon Ton Parade are different, but with a lot in common.
Lake Street Dive and Miss Tess go their own ways
By JON GARELICK  |  March 24, 2009

Covers uncovered

The Bad Plus plus a singer
The Bad Plus plus a singer
By JON GARELICK  |  March 09, 2009


Madeleine Peyroux | Bare Bones

You could say that Peyroux's third album for Rounder in five years is just more of the same.
Rounder (2009)
By JON GARELICK  |  March 03, 2009

Split personality

Jenny Scheinman is such an unassuming, modest musician that it’s easy to underestimate the radicalness of her two new CDs, Jenny Scheinman and Crossing the Field .
Jenny Scheinman gets herself together
By JON GARELICK  |  June 02, 2008

Jenny Scheinman

You might recognize Jenny Scheinman’s name from the liner notes of one of the many high-profile releases on which she’s appeared as a jazz violinist.
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  May 27, 2008

Never poor in spirit

The prospect of New England gospel-soul singer Mighty Sam McClain recording a duet with Jon Bon Jovi or performing onstage with Natalie Merchant seems improbable.
Homeless, not rootless
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  November 14, 2007

Three for the road

Maybe it’s Larry Klein’s world and the rest of us just live in it.
Herbie Hancock, Renee Rosnes, and Luciana Souza
By JON GARELICK  |  August 21, 2007


Sam Yahel Trio

Sam Yahel’s expressive approach to the Hammond B3 organ has made him one of the most sought-after sidemen in jazz.
Truth and Beauty | Origin
By ADAM GOLD  |  June 27, 2007

Erin McKeown

With Madeleine Peyroux and Norah Jones as ingrained in the cultural fabric as cockroaches in an Allston student flat, there isn’t much refreshing about yet another pop singer’s taking a whack at a few pages in the Great American Songbook.
Sing You Sinners | Nettwerk
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  January 16, 2007

Next steps

There’s a perverse, painful pleasure in recalling a particular New York Times Magazine essay by David Hajdu back in December 2000.
Dominique Eade returns to disc with a new partner
By JON GARELICK  |  November 07, 2006

Sing the song!

What’s the deal with Madeleine Peyroux? Slideshow: Madeleine Peyroux at Berklee Performance Center, November 1, 2006  
Madeleine Peyroux, Berklee Performance Center, November 1, 2006
By JON GARELICK  |  November 02, 2006

Madeleine Peyroux

It's a retro soundscape of acoustic guitars and bass, brushes playing jazz-shuffle rhythms, vintage keyboards, and Peyroux’s lazy Billie Holiday croon.
Half The Perfect World | Rounder
By JON GARELICK  |  October 24, 2006


Sense in the sound

In Stephen Sondheim’s old formulation, opera is about music and musical theater is about words.
When it comes to singing (jazz and otherwise), it's about more than words
By JON GARELICK  |  September 20, 2006

The talk of the town

With the Boston Globe Jazz & Blues Festival defunct and no other significant local jazz fest in sight, the Beantown Jazz Festival has been stepping up to fill the void.
Live jazz to die for
By JON GARELICK  |  September 13, 2006

Border crossings

An in-demand sidewoman brings her own thing to Newport. Jenny Scheinman, "Into the Clearing" (mp3) Jenny Scheinman, "Tango for Luna" (mp3)
Jenny Scheinman’s gypsy jazz
By JON GARELICK  |  August 09, 2006

Going on sale: August 4, 2006

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