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Beautiful World (Frances Madden)
ABC Music is thrilled to announce the release of ‘Beautiful World’, the new album by Frances Madden.
One of the classiest entertainers Australia has produced in years, Frances has been described as ‘Australia’s rising star of jazz, blues and ballads’ by Sydney radio station Fine Music 102.5, and as ‘one to watch’ by ABC Jazz’s very own Mal Stanley.
Beautiful World brings together a combination of jazz infused melodies entwined with some memorable pop hooks and occasional hints of gospel: from the hypnotic and seductive ‘The Tango Never Lies’ or the pulsating Latin rhythms of ‘Dancing in the Street’, to the emotive and soul stirring ‘Side by Side’. Set within a landscape of luscious arrangements, Frances delivers performances that are heartfelt, engaging and captivating. Her songs are filled with stories and lyrics that are at times inspiring and uplifting, while at other moments delightfully whimsical and playful.
The title track ‘Beautiful World’ is likely to be a favourite at radio. Noteworthy too, is that Frances gives a nod to the late, great Peter Allen with her own arrangement and rendition of ‘I Go to Rio’.
Frances plays to full houses at leading jazz venues and festivals around Australia. She has supported touring international artists including Dionne Warwick and Grammy-Award winner Gregory Porter as well as headlining at the acclaimed JZ Club in Shanghai. Her self-released first album If this were a dream went to #5 on the ARIA Jazz Charts.
1. Beautiful World 3’22
2. Paris Melody 3’30
3. You’re Doing So Well 4’28
4. Side by Side 4’11
5. The Tango Never Lies 3’36
6. Dancing in the Street 3’32
7. Practical Magic 2’58
8. I Go to Rio 3’01
9. Sunday 3’15
10. The One Who Walks Me Home 5’19
Frances Madden vocals, piano, Hammond C3, keyboard
Carl Dewhurst guitars
Phil Stack double bass
Tim Firth drums
Harriett Allcroft backing vocals
Ian Cooper strings
Karl Laskowski tenor saxophone
Ray Cassar trumpet