Madeleine and Norah's Infinite Playlist.

Music As a consequence of becoming ensconced with the Olympics and also cancelling my old BT email account, I've unaccountably failed to notice that two of my favourite musicians, Norah Jones and Madeleine Peyroux have new albums coming in the next couple of months, only noticing after Amazon pushed some recommendations to me. Algorithm 1, Serendipity 0.

Of course, a new Norah Jones album isn't that much of a rarity. Although it's only her sixth solo release since 2001 and the first in four years, she's filled the time between with side projects, supergroups and soundtracks and the like. Her spruced up website explains:
"Coming October 7th, Day Breaks is Norah's sixth solo album and a kindred spirit to her breakout debut Come Away With Me. It finds her returning to the piano and her roots.The album features Blue Note luminaries including saxophonist Wayne Shorter, organist Dr. Lonnie Smith, and drummer Brian Blade on a 12-song set that presents 9 new originals alongside covers of songs by Horace Silver, Duke Ellington and Neil Young."
Here's the promo for the single, Carry On:

Text book, and as advertised a return to the simpler sound of the earlier album. Here's the pre-order page at Amazon.

Madeleine Peyroux's disc is Secular Hymns. From her website:
"The story starts with a concert in the countryside of England where I received a most gracious compliment, that our show had filled the hall with spiritual humanism. This is the result of subsequent recordings in that same little church, and it is because of that the album is titled Secular Hymns."

Dance me to the end of love ... also the usual run of play.

If only Borders still existed so I could take my customary trip to Speke retail park to think about buying them for half an hour before convincing myself it's ok.  Here's the Amazon pe-order for the Peyroux instead, sniff.

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