Madeleine and longtime collaborator / legendary producer Larry Klein (Joni Mitchell, Herbie Hancock), re-examine Ray Charles’ classic, and one of his most controversial albums, Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music. But instead of replicating the album, Madeleine and Larry represented the artistic freedom Ray exhibited, using imagination to break down musical categories and barriers.
What Madeleine and Larry created is a sophisticated album rich in strings, pushing the power of Madeleine’s vocal capabilities – her melody changes, choices of tone and phrasing. The Blue Room explores new ground, showing that like jazz itself, Madeleine is willing to take new chances – reinterpreting songs with an emotion and depth that can’t help but touch the soul. Wisely, Madeleine felt that the infusion of newer but like-minded material was essential to this project. Gems like Randy Newman's “Guilty,” Warren Zevon's “Desperadoes Under The Eaves” and John Hartford’s “Gentle On My Mind,” prove Madeleine to be an uncannily insightful ‘interpreter’ with her impeccable choice of material.
Click here to watch the video for "Changing All Those Changes."
Want to see (and hear) Madeleine in person? On March 20th, Madeleine will kick off a world tour that includes two nights at Lincoln Center in New York City. Tour dates below (many more to come!)
March 20 - Tarrytown Music Hall - Tarrytown, NY
March 22 - Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Allen Room - New York, NY
March 23 - Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Allen Room - New York, NY
March 24 - The Birchmere Music Hall - Alexandria, VA
April 2 - Dakota Jazz Club - Minneapolis, MN
April 4 - Northern Lights Theater (Potawatomi Casino) - Milwaukee, WI
April 3 - Dakota Jazz Club - Minneapolis, MN
April 5 - Old Town - Chicago, IL
May 31 - Enwave Theatre & Harbourfront Center - Toronto, ON
June 1 - Enwave Theatre & Harbourfront Center - Toronto, ON
Here's where you can find Madeleine online:
If you would like to pre-order the album, click here.