Amongst the 5 best jazz albums of 2016 by the 2 FRENCH NATIONAL RADIO shows OpenJazz and BanZZaï
"So many moods, so much space and lyricism" THE SUNDAY TIMES (UK)
"Bright spark" ECHOES MAG (UK)
“This is true class, no fakery, a moment of grace” LES INROCKS
“An enchanting, captivating, hypnotic album” LIBÉRATION.FR
“One of the most beautiful jazz duos of these last few decades” POLITIS
Clotilde Rullaud (Madeleine), vocalist and flutist
Alexandre Saada, pianist, composer and multi-instrumentalist
The epic and libertarian duo Madeleine & Salomon embraces with ardor the feminist American songbook. They cover it with loving-kindness tinged with a minimalistic music and with a deep and incandescent chant. Their first album A Woman’s Journey reveals a graceful and unexpected reinterpretation of a humanist and rebellious repertoire from Nina Simone to Janis Joplin, Billie Holiday and Josephine Baker. Madeleine sings, Salomon sits at the piano. Madeleine & Salomon, a duo with a natural elegance. “Less is more” is their essence.
Madeleine & Salomon is the meeting of two artists with well-established musical visions: the vocalist and flutist Clotilde and the pianist and composer Alexandre Saada. Long-term friends, they discovered, during a tour of Asia, in 2014, that they shared a common musical aesthetic and decided to form the duo Madeleine & Salomon stamped in impressionist poetry. They took advantage of the invitation of the Melbourne Recital Centre in June 2015 to rethink the American Songbook in their original fashion, and record their first album A Woman’s Journey.
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