Sep10

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.