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Madeleine Peyroux is not as famous as she ought to be / Daily Mail

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Madeleine Peyroux is part-French, part-American, and not as famous as she ought to be, given her radiant voice and the fact that she can fill the Festival Hall in London after starting out as a busker on the streets of Paris.  Appearing at the EFG London Jazz Festival, she is introduced as ‘the queen of the unhurried'. 

Twenty years after her recording debut, Dreamland, Peyroux continues her musical journey of exploration beyond the ordinary with Secular Hymns, a spirited and soulful masterwork on Impulse!/Verve Label Group. Recorded with her touring band-mates of the last two years - electric guitarist Jon Herington and upright bassist Barak Mori - the trio crafted the album in a live setting in a small church in the Oxfordshire countryside of England.  The result is a stirring collection of songs that have their own hymn-like stories of self-awareness.

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