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Madeleine Peyroux - Secular Hymns / Jazz Weekly review

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It's always seemed ironic to me that people have associated Madeleine Peyroux's voice and style with Billie Holiday. As this album points out, while she may have some of Lady Day's timing, her sound and nuance points more to another soul, that of Patsy Cline. Here, in the context of "Secular Hymns", meaning folk tunes, and gospel songs that have hit the mainstream, Peyroux takes  you down not to 52nd Street or the Left Bank, but to the local VFW with her Spartan and intimate team of Jon Herington/g and Barak Mori/b.

by George W. Harris • October 3, 2016  

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