My One and Only Thrill

My One and Only Thrill

by Melody GardotMelody Gardot

CD(German Import)

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Melody Gardot's 2006 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 19. 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. Like before, My One and Only Thrill is built primarily on Gardot originals (a fine version of "Over the Rainbow" that closes the album being the only exception) that seamlessly blend sultry, late-night jazz blues, singer/songwriter introspection, and sophisticated pop melodies. If anything, My One and Only Thrill emphasizes Gardot's chanteuse qualities, feeling like more of a jazz album than its predecessor, thanks both to its languid atmosphere and also Gardot's phrasing, which elegantly elongates her melodies and slips into scat. These are slight, subtle progressions but what impresses is how thoroughly My One and Only Thrill lives up to the promise of her debut, offering another album that is as enchanting in its sound as it is in its substance.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/28/2009
Label: Imports
UPC: 0602517967816
catalogNumber: 854119
Rank: 5040


  1. Baby I'm a Fool
  2. If the Stars Were Mine
  3. Who Will Comfort Me
  4. Your Heart is As Black As Night
  5. Lover Undercover
  6. Our Love is Easy
  7. Les Etoiles
  8. The Rain
  9. My One and Only Thrill
  10. Deep Within the Corners of My Mind
  11. Over the Rainbow
  12. If the Stars Were Mine
  13. [Cd-Rom Track]

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Melody Gardot   Primary Artist,Guitar,Piano,Vocals
Gary Foster   Alto Saxophone
Larry Goldings   Hammond Organ
Bruce Dukov   Concert Master
Darius Campo   Violin
Vinnie Colaiuta   Drums
Larry Corbett   Cello
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Joel Derouin   Violin
Roland Kato   Viola
Larry Klein   Bass,Background Vocals
Miran Kojian   Violin
Andy Martin   Trombone
Robin Olson   Violin
Katia Popov   Violin
Cecilia Tsan   Cello
Marcia Dickstein   Harp
Christina Soule   Cello
Drew Dembowski   Cello,Double Bass
Natalie Leggett   Violin
Nico Abondolo   Double Bass
Irina Voloshina   Violin
Roberto Cani   Violin
Jody Rubin   Viola
Liane Mautner   Violin
Samuel Formicola   Viola
Nico Abandolo   Double Bass
Dave Walther   Viola
Ira Glansbeek   Cello
Audrey Solomon   Violin
Patrick Hughes   Trumpet,Background Vocals
Alma Fernandez   Viola
Ken Pendergast   Bass,Background Vocals
Behn Gillece   Vibes
Amy Shulma   Harp
Charlie Patierno   Drums,Background Vocals
Bryan Rogers   Tenor Saxophone,Background Vocals
Kevin Connolly   Violin

Technical Credits

Vince Mendoza   String Arrangements,String Conductor
Harold Arlen   Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Larry Klein   Producer
Hollis King   Art Direction
Helix Hadar   Engineer
Melody Gardot   Composer,Musical Director
Ken Pendergast   Musical Director
Nicholas Jhara   Cover Photo
Sam Feldman   Management

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