Madeleine Peyroux: Jazz Star at the Luckman
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An all-star lineup -- including David Byrne, Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), Pat Mahoney (LCD Soundsystem), Kele Okereke (Bloc Party), Money Mark, Joshua Redman, Sinkane and the legendary Lijadu Sisters of Nigeria in their first live performance in 30 years -- takes the stage at the Greek to perform the futuristic, synth-heavy electronic music of elusive Nigerian artist William Onyeabor. The evening begins with a DJ set by special guest Wooden Wisdom (Elijah Wood & Zach Cowie). Onyeabor self-released eight nearly impossible-to-find albums between 1978 and 1985 in Nigeria, but after becoming a born-again Christian turned his back on his work and refused to speak about it for nearly three decades. Last year, after a five-year odyssey to track down Onyeabor and secure his permission to release his music, the Luaka Bop label issued World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who Is William Onyeabor? The album was named one of Time magazine's top ten albums of the year and Pitchfork's Best Reissue of the Year 2013. Even now, after the album's enormous success, the artist's life story remains a mystery -- and he seems content to keep it that way. Learn More
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“[2009’s] Bare Bones [is] a work of high class, deep feeling and, let’s not forget, magical singing.” —The Guardian (London)
“Peyroux’s voice… still sounds eerily like Billie Holiday’s… her instrumentalists put on a master class in how to accompany a singer.” —Boston Globe
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French-American jazz songstress Madeleine Peyroux makes her Luckman debut with her full arsenal of delicately sultry compositions and renditions. With hits such as “Careless Love” and “Don’t Wait Too Long,” Madeleine Peyroux has earned her spot amongst jazz/blues divas such as Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald – artists to whom she is often compared. With a warm, perfect blend of melancholy and carefree ingrained in her music, Ms. Peyroux’s voice is as chillingly vivid as it is a powerhouse of emotion.