Madeleine Peyroux brought us all the colors of spring flowers on the 2nd of May on Zorlu PSM Turkcell Stage. Peyroux, who played the acoustic guitar and guitalele, was accompanied by Andy Ezrin on the piano, Steve Cardenas on the guitar, Paul Frazier on the bass and Graham Hawthorne on the drums.
Peyroux kept her interaction with the audience going with her attitude and jokes, making it feel like she has known her listeners for many years. She emphasized that all the lyrics she sang during this concert was about love and expressed her gratitude for being on the stage at every opportunity. Her unique vocal sound, which enchanted everyone, was full of colors, ranging from strong vocals to whispers as Peyroux brought all her songs into life. The musician, who is known for her guitar-playing as well as her commanding vocals and lyrics, made the blues feel felt strongly first through her guitar and then through her vocals.
The concert started with “Don’t Wait Too Long” from her Careless Love album. Peyroux sang her beloved pieces such as “You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome”, “La Javanaise”, as well as “All My Heroes”, “Lullaby” from Anthem, released last year. The musician took everyone under her spell with her rendition of Cohen’s incredible song “Dance Me To The End of Love”.
A fairytale-like band was in front of us with a fairy-tale like sound. Cardenas kept his guitar solos concise, playing little but expressing a lot, Ezrin enriched the music with his accompanying and solos, Hawthorne brought the incredible swing feel and his touch, Frazier was a solid member of the rhythm section and contributed whatever Peyroux music called for, nothing more, nothing less.
Peyroux opened her heart to the aucience throughout the evening; and filled our souls with the sweet drunkenness, excitement and melancholy of her love songs. The scent of the spring flowers filled the concert hall as they left the stage.