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The Absence, Melody Gardot

Melody Gardot

June 4th, 2012

Born:
Melody Gardot

Genre:
Jazz

Years Active:
'00s, '10s

Essentials

Sunday Morning Chill Out
Sunday Morning ..
Wine & Conversation
Wine & Conv..





Melody Gardot

Biography

The story of vocalist Melody Gardot is as remarkable as any who perseveres against abject adversity. Born in New Jersey in 1985, she took up piano and played as a youngster on the nightclub scene of Philadelphia, influenced by jazz, folk, rock, and pop music. At age 19 she was a fashion student at the Community College of Philadelphia. But, on a fateful day, while riding her bicycle, the driver of a Jeep made an illegal turn, hurdling into Gardot and leaving her in the street for dead. As she lay hospitalized for months with multiple head injuries and pelvic fractures, her love for music was the best therapy she could receive. While in her hospital bed, she wrote and recorded songs that would become the EP Some Lessons. Upon her eventual release from intensive care, Gardot found the strength and determination to further her career as an artist. Blessed with a beautiful voice and grand insight as a songwriter, her cognitive powers slowly but surely became pronounced, leading to the independent recording and release of her debut CD, Worrisome Heart, which was reissued in 2007 by the Verve label. Her music could be described as a cross between Laura Nyro, Joni Mitchell, Eva Cassidy, and Shania Twain, but goes deeper than mere pop convention. Gardot is hypersensitive to light and noise, thus she wears dark glasses, and uses a cane to walk. On-stage she requires a special seating unit, and wears a Transcutaneous Electro-Nerve Stimulator, a TENS device, to assist in alleviating her neuralgic muscle pain. As amazing as her story is, what is more evident is that she possesses a blue style and persona that reflect not only her afflictions, but conversely the hope and joy of making personalized music that marks her as an individual and original. Though touring is difficult, she has been performing in major cities on the East Coast to support her recordings. In 2009, working with producer Larry Klein and arranger Vince Mendoza — both known for their work with Joni Mitchell — Gardot followed up her Verve debut with My One and Only Thrill. Gardot returned in 2012 with her third studio album, The Absence, featuring production from guitarist/composer Heitor Pereira. ~ Michael G. Nastos, Rovi

Top Albums

The Absence, Melody Gardot
1. The Absence
Worrisome Heart, Melody Gardot
2. Worrisome He..
My One and Only Thrill (Bonus Track Version), Melody Gardot
3. My One and O..
My One and Only Thrill (Deluxe Version), Melody Gardot
4. My One and O..
The Absence, Melody Gardot
5. The Absence
iTunes Live from SoHo - EP, Melody Gardot
6. iTunes Live ..

Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
If I Tell You I Love YouAbsence3:34$1.29
2.
MiraAbsence4:12$1.29
3.
So We Meet Again My HeartacheAbsence4:23$1.29
4.
Who Will Comfort MeMy One and Only Thrill (Bon..4:56$1.29
5.
GoodbyeAbsence3:37$1.29
6.
La vie en roseAbsence5:17Album Only
7.
Impossible LoveAbsence3:46$1.29
8.
Baby I'm a FoolMy One and Only Thrill (Bon..3:30$1.29
9.
Worrisome HeartWorrisome Heart4:21$1.29
10.
My Heart Won't Have It Any Other..Absence2:36$1.29
11.
LisboaAbsence5:24$1.29
12.
So LongAbsence3:46$1.29
13.
AmaliaAbsence3:01$1.29
14.
Our Love Is EasyMy One and Only Thrill (Bon..5:28$1.29
15.
Se Voce Me AmaAbsence4:53$1.29
16.
Ain't No Sunshine (Live In Paris..My One and Only Thrill (Del..5:41$1.29
17.
Your Heart Is As Black As NightMy One and Only Thrill (Bon..2:42$1.29
18.
Iemanja (Hamilton & Yamundu Acou..Absence2:23$1.29
19.
Mira (Hamilton & Yamandu Acousti..Absence5:09$1.29
20.
IemanjaAbsence4:03$1.29
21.
Over the RainbowMy One and Only Thrill (Bon..4:33$1.29
22.
If the Stars Were MineMy One and Only Thrill (Bon..2:48$1.29
23.
GoodniteWorrisome Heart3:04$1.29
24.
Love Me Like a River DoesWorrisome Heart4:05$1.29
25.
La vie en roseAbsence5:17Album Only

Top Music Videos

Baby I'm a Fool, Melody Gardot
1. Baby I'm a Foo..
Mira, Melody Gardot
2. Mira


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