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Vocal Jazz - To be released November 30, 2018 | Blue Note Records

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Vocal Jazz - To be released November 30, 2018 | BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited

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Vocal Jazz - Released November 16, 2018 | Wopela

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Vocal Jazz - Released November 9, 2018 | Okeh

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Vocal Jazz - Released November 9, 2018 | Decca (UMO)

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Vocal Jazz - Released November 9, 2018 | Decca (UMO)

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Vocal Jazz - Released November 7, 2018 | RevOla

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Vocal Jazz - Released November 5, 2018 | Reborn recordings

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Vocal Jazz - Released November 5, 2018 | Reborn recordings

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Vocal Jazz - Released October 12, 2018 | Youkali Music

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Vocal Jazz - Released September 28, 2018 | Youkali Music

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Vocal Jazz - Released September 28, 2018 | Okeh

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Vocal Jazz - Released September 17, 2018 | Session Work Records

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Vocal Jazz - Released September 14, 2018 | Bonsaï Music

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Vocal Jazz - Released September 14, 2018 | JazzWerkstatt Records

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Vocal Jazz - Released September 14, 2018 | JazzWerkstatt Records

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Vocal Jazz - Released September 7, 2018 | Blue Note (BLU)

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Kandace Springs is a reincarnation of the great soul divas. Divine beauty, a charming name, since she released her first album, all eyes have been on this young woman. Soul Eyes, released on Blue Note in 2014, saw her float away into a sublime cloud of soul-jazz with pop highlights. Four years later, she is attracting attention with a full different creation, named Indigo. Roberta Flack, Luther Vandross, Billie Holiday and Nina Simone are just a few names of her childhood influences, names that are still casting their spell over her performances. A warm timbre, a supple and delicate diction that goes hand in hand with her mastery of the piano, Indigo is a stunning mix of covers and original pieces written by Evan Rogers and Carl Sturken. The album opens on the pop-romantic overture Don't Need The Real Thing; funk airs follow on People Make The World Go 'Round and a jazzy instrumental on Unsophisticated: Springs seems unsure about where to really let her voice take off, but it works! She is testing out her capacities and limits in some contradictory registers. Fix Me even ventures into classical, with a mix of Prélude opus 28 n°4 by Chopin, imitation Gainsbourg and a more soulful Jane B sound. It's an unexpected mix but it is all brought together marvellously by the smoke timbre of this winning singer. © Anna Coluthe/Qobuz
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Vocal Jazz - Released September 7, 2018 | NKR Records

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Vocal Jazz - Released August 31, 2018 | Universal Music Division Decca Records France

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That Leonard Cohen is still offering inspiration should come as no great surprise. Dubbing her album Anthem after a song by the Canadian singer, Madeleine Peyroux shows us her hand from the off. Perhaps it's her desire to get shot of the ghost of Billie Holiday to whom she has often been compared… But in 2018, Madeline Peyroux is very much Madeleine Peyroux! Style, voice, writing, she has mastered every part of her art and has nothing left to prove. This time, she leaves covers behind and offers new songs, written or co-written with Patrick Warren (Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen), Brian MacLeod (Leonard Cohen, Tina Turner), David Baerwald (Joni Mitchell, Sheryl Crow) and producer Larry Klein (Joni Mitchell, Shawn Colvin, Herbie Hancock). The lyrics are often politically-engaged, and she sets them lovingly to soft-to-downright-melancholy music. The overall effect is one of weightlessness. The arrangements and the production have a velvety feel, and while she takes on Paul Eluard's powerful poem Liberté, she does it with a delicate touch that renders the words even stronger. As is often the case with Peyroux, the boundaries between jazz, pop, soul, blues and folk are savvily blurred together. This makes for a great showcase for her voice, one of the most addictive of her generation. © Max Dembo/Qobuz
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Vocal Jazz - Released August 3, 2018 | Dot Time Records

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