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A must-have (that will surely become a classic?),
This review is from: My One And Only Thrill (Audio CD)
Compared to Melody Gardot's fine live performances, were you disappointed by her 1st album - a potentially great voice accompanying derivative join-the-dots jazz/blues; all very gratifying & competent but it never quite hit the spot?
Be prepared to be very pleasantly surprised by this 2nd album, which, IMHO, confirms that a great talent has truly arrived.
Her vocal-style is still 'cool jazz diva', but her voice now has greater authority, charm & emotion - but never sounds contrived - with diction & phrasing that compares with the very best.
There's also some great playing (includes MG on guitar & piano) & very skillful arranging, which effortlessly & elegantly adds drama & accent to MG's vocals. Don't forget, she also writes her own material - Somewhere Over The Rainbow, aside. (Nicely recorded/mixed etc, too.)
Initially tried to play this CD as background music while working at my computer. Hopeless! Repeatedly had to stop work to listen to the music.
Exquisite, & also rather cool. Love it!
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Initial post: 26 Oct 2011 13:57:15 BDT
J. J. Anderson says:
I have only come to know Melody Gardot through Amazon, and the great positive reviews attached to her music.
Wow! This Lady is truely wonderful. I love the feel of her smooth voice, and her lightness of touch with her notes.
I love 'If The Stars Were Mine' and 'Your Heart Is As Black As Night'. 'Les Etoiles' is wonderful also, and of course, 'My One And Only Thrill' just brings this whole CD together for me. She is a Beautiful brave Lady, who has given us her 'Heart'. It's one of those rare finds, which you should buy. You would never regret this, promise! Dee. xxxxxxxxx
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