Sundays At The Chateau Concert Series Join us for an afternoon of wine and music. Today's featured performers are Andrew Marzotto and Laura Anglade.
WED SEP 14, 2022 - 8:00 PM Ages: All Ages (under 16 with adult) Doors Open: 7:00 PM Door Price: $44.50 - $104.50 Onsale: FRI MAY 20, 2022 - 10:00 AM
Tickets go on sale to the public Friday at 12pm.
Melody Gardot’s sixth studio album is both bigger and smaller, in different ways. “Entre eux Deux” can be seen as a more minimalist collection, certainly, in that it’s the first time she’s recorded with only a piano for accompaniment instead of a full band. But the billing, at least, has expanded — it’s a duo record, with that piano played not by her, accomplished as she is, but by Philippe Powell, whom she calls “the Bill Evans of Brazil.” He’s un of the titular deux in every way, having also fully collaborated on the album as her co-writer as well as pianist, with the album coming out of an intensive two-week workshop in her Paris studio apartment, writing around the clock with a view of the Eiffel Tower for inspiration.
But you may find yourself checking and re-checking the credits to make sure most of the songs on “Entre eux Deux” really were written by these two. Many of them sound like forgotten trunk songs from the Great American Songbook… or the Great French Songbook, since half of them are in the language of the city where they were conceived. In fact, unlike Gardot’s previous album, 2020’s “Sunset in the Blue” — where most of the songs were original but she also threw in a few standards like “Moon River” and “I Fall in Love Too Easily” — this album eschews reaching back to the classics, at least in everything but ear-deceiving spirit.
The story of vocalist, guitarist, and pianist Melody Gardot is remarkable; she’s persevered against abject adversity throughout her life. Blessed with a beautiful alto voice and grand insight as a songwriter, Gardot overcame a life-threatening bicycle accident early in her career. As amazing as her story is, what is more evident is that she possesses a blue, jazz-oriented style and dusky persona that reflect not only her afflictions, but conversely the hope and joy of making personalized music that marks her as an original.
Laura Anglade Recognized by Radio Canada’s Ici Musique as one of the top 5 female jazz musicians to watch out for, Toronto-based French/American Jazz singer Laura Anglade is making a name for herself in the jazz world. Laura’s singing is reminiscent of many of the great vocal stylists of the 20th century including Anita O’Day, Shirley Horn, and Blossom Dearie, but her voice is uniquely her own. She digs emotionally and eloquently into a standard, her story-telling abilities portray a soul beyond her years.
Her debut release, ‘I’ve Got Just About Everything’ saw the vocalist and composer, along with her quintet, fearlessly plunging headlong into a wide range of top-notch material, drawn from both the Broadway stage as well as the Great American Songbook. On her sophomore recording, ‘Venez donc chez moi’, Laura teams up with Montreal guitarist Sam Kirmayer (and New-York based accordionist Benjamin Rosenblum on two tracks). It’s an homage of sorts, and a nod to Laura’s beloved France. It features jazz versions of French classics made famous by Maurice Chevalier, Boris Vian, Edith Piaf, and Jacques Brel to name a few. Laura continues to perform in Toronto, Montreal, the US and Europe.
The story of vocalist, guitarist, and pianist Melody Gardot is remarkable; she's persevered against abject adversity throughout her life. Blessed with a beautiful alto voice and grand insight as a songwriter, Gardot overcame a life-threatening bicycle accident early in her career. As amazing as her story is, what is more evident is that she possesses a blue, jazz-oriented style and dusky persona that reflect not only her afflictions, but conversely the hope and joy of making personalized music that marks her as an original.
The release of the song “This Foolish Heart Could Love You” anticipates the release of Melody Gardot’s 6th studio album Entre eux deux. Following the celebrated success of Sunset in the Blue, Gardot now joins forces with pianist and composer Phillipe Powell for her first-ever studio album in duo.
The album Entre eux deux showcases Gardot continuing her spirit of collaboration with fellow artist Philippe Powell. Offering a unique minimalist approach, the ten-song album is a sparse architectural landscape filled exclusively by piano & voice (tuned to 432hz which also the tuning used in the album Currency of Man) Notably, it is also the first time that Gardot invited someone to take her usual place for the duration of the recording at the helm of the piano.
The backstory of the album resembles what one could envision as a brief stint at Warhol’s factory. Challenging themselves to create on the clock, these two artists joined forces for a period of two weeks, writing all hours of the day, sharing melodies, motifs and lyrics. While original songs were the main objective, paying tribute was also part of the game. Revisiting the the legacy of Philippe’s father ( Brazilian composer/guitarist Baden Powell ) these two also proudly carry the Franco-Brazilian torch that was lit so many year ago between celebrated artists Pierre Barout, Vinicius DeMoraes and Baden Powell. The nod to the past is clearly seen while interpreting the title “Samba em Preludio (Un Jour sans toi)” with Powell and Gardot singing for the second time in duet.
Supporting acts include Laura Anglade and Tiny Habit.
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Laura Anglade (voice) Ewen Farncombe (piano) Jon Chapman (bass)
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Laura Anglade (voice) Reg Schwager (guitar) Neil Swainson (bass)
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