Madeleine Peyroux Quotes

12 Madeleine Peyroux quotes:

"Jazz really does try to include everything. It's always been popular music. But the wonderful thing about jazz is its willingness to take chances."
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"My father's record collection was full of New Orleans music of all kinds. I used to listen to the radio in New York, and all there was on it at the time was Madonna and Michael Jackson, so it sort of passed me by."
"It's wonderful to work with someone with mentor status."
"Once I was in the city, I really enjoyed it. Just to experience things. There was so much new stuff."
"I'm very conscious of developing my singing, technically and stylistically. I want it to become more individual, express more of me. That's my goal. These songs are steps along that way."
"I love playing to people and seeing them react."
"Seeing how those companies operate, it didn't amount to a massive vote of confidence in their artists. There was talk of me going to Columbia after that, but nothing happened. I got disillusioned, and I pulled back."
"My father had a varied ear, from Hank Williams to Ravel."
"I listened to Billie Holiday a lot in order to learn to sing. She remains one of the extraordinary jazz singers. But my intent is to become my own voice, to be able to interpret these songs in my own way."
"It's work. I recognize that it's work, and it can be hard work, so making it a commodity is not so hard to believe."
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"When I got to Paris, it was a different world. French radio-another universe from U.S. radio. I found music that could sustain me. I found jazz and other music that I could call mine."
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"I could spend my life as an anarchist, but to completely disassociate myself... doesn't solve any of the problems."
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