17 Jan 2020

Madeleine Peyroux's seductively joyful album

From Pick and Mix, 10:03 am on 17 January 2020
Madeleine Peyroux has a top class new album

Madeleine Peyroux has a top class new album Photo: [http://madeleinepeyroux.org/ Peyroux's album Anthem is a supreme example of ensemble work


Pick and Mix features a selection of music from Madeleine Peyroux's latest album 'Anthem'. The music press response is resoundingly positive: "a finely polished production" says Downbeat, and "a supreme example of ensemble work" says JazzTimes. Judge for yourself on Sunday.  


From the 2019 Songlines Music Awards - winner in the Asia/Pacific category is Small Island Big Song a project of indigenous fusion music recorded across the Pacific and Indian Ocean to focus attention on the life-threatening dangers of global warming to the region. We feature Aotearoa taonga puoro player Horomona Horo and Easter Island singer Yoyo Tuki.


Christchurch-based country blues band The Eastern tackle tough subjects in their highly enjoyable 2014 album The Territory. Troubador Adam McGrath voices the hardships for Christchurch’s poor, made more extreme because of earthquakes. His sister Jess Shanks shows her star vocal quality as she spins her spellbinding tales. 

The Eastern

Adam McGrath and Jess Shanks from The Eastern Photo: Supplied


And we take a trip back to the 1970s with original crossover artists Emerson, Lake & Palmer. The English trio used the Hammond organ and Moog synthesizer to great effect on their chart-topping, jazzed up reinventions of classical music. We revisit their prog rock version of Aaron Copland's  orchestral work 'Fanfare for the Common Man'.


[This programme was first broadcast in May 2019]

Music details:

Peyroux: Honey Party - Madeleine Peyroux (DECCA PROMOANTHEM)
Peyroux: On my own - Madeleine Peyroux (DECCA PROMOANTHEM)
Peyroux: The Brand New Deal - Madeleine Peyroux (DECCA PROMOANTHEM)
TRAD: Mele O Ke Kipuka - Kuana Torres Kahele & Clara Andrianaivo (SMALLISLAND PROMOSMALL)
TRAD: Manu Koroki - Horomona Horo & Waimihi Hotere (SMALLISLAND PROMOSMALL)
Fatoumata Diawara: Nterini - Fatoumata Diawara (MOJO JANUARY2019)
Eckroth: La Cosa - Orquesta Akokán (DAPTONE 340052)
MCGRATH: People Like Us - The Eastern (ROUGHPEEL 301935)
SHANKS: Broken Line - The Eastern (ROUGHPEEL 301935)
LAKE: Lucky Man - Emerson, Lake & Palmer (RHINO 279777)
COPLAND: Fanfare for the Common Man - Emerson, Lake & Palmer (RHINO 279777)