Melody Gardot - My One and Only Thrill by Melody Gardot(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook). A beautiful blend of jazz, blues, and pop that echoes such legends as Peggy Lee and Billie Holiday, this album from Melody Gardot is the work of an artist growing in confidence and range. Gardot may only be in her early twenties, but there is a startling aura of maturity about the original numbers. Titles: Baby Im a Fool * Deep within the Corners of My Mind * If the Stars Were Mine * Les Etoiles * Lover Undercover * My One and Only Thrill * Our Love Is Easy * Over the Rainbow * The Rain * Who Will Comfort Me * Your Heart Is As Black As Night.
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These irresistible tunes are given a five star valet treatment by the orchestral arrangements of Vince Mendoza b. It's difficult to overestimate Mendoza's contribution, as his sublime arrangements tailor to the songs to the point of perfection. Like all great composers and arrangers, Mendoza understands the power of silence, and his lush string interventions are used sparingly and unobtrusively, buoying Gardot at select moments. On the opener "Baby I'm a Fool," strings open like a velvet carpet rolled out to greet Gardot. When accompanying herself on acoustic guitar or piano, Gardot's star quality radiates. On the delightfully breezy "If the Stars Were Mine," Gardot's guitar infuses her poetry with a Brazilian flavor, and her scat is adorably unselfconscious to boot.
With her timeless voice, Melody Gardot offers an enchanting collection of jazzy originals with the release of her new album My One And Only Thrill. The Philadelphia native flourishes both as a singer and songwriter, upholding an assuredness that matches the elegance for which the album aspires.
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Melody Gardot 's debut, Worrisome Heart , was greeted with warmly enthusiastic reviews that never failed to mention Gardot 's musical similarities to Norah Jones and Madeleine Peyroux , or her sadly compelling story of surviving a severe hit-and-run accident at the age of The tragedy gave critics an irresistible hook, and the musical similarities -- which also include her vocal resemblance to Fiona Apple 's smoky tones -- gave new listeners a familiar touchstone, but both merely provided an entry into a fine, accomplished debut. Released three years later, Gardot 's second album, My One and Only Thrill , proves that the first was no fluke; it doesn't build upon the debut so much as it sustains its quality.
Discussion in ' Music Corner ' started by Idler , Apr 29, Log in or Sign up. Steve Hoffman Music Forums. Location: Sydney Australia. I quite enjoyed the previous Melody Gardot record Wearisome Heart but I was unprepared for how good the new one is. In many ways its a throwback to those great 50's albums by woman such as Jeri Southern and even some higher quality Jo Stafford - but I think a better comparison may be some of those late night Sinatra records. The jazzy production and the moody strings are very effective.
Call it twazz, the admixture of twee female vocals with lite-jazz stylings, as heard by Norah Jones and Madeleine Peyroux. Unlike her, she writes most of her own material and sounds like a cartoon kitten doing Julie London. But Vince Mendoza's strings sound like they were mixed in at random and the overall effect is too sweet for lasting nourishment. Pick of the Album: 'Over the Rainbow': you've liked it before and you'll like it again. Click here to purchase this album.