My One and Only Thrill

My One and Only Thrill

by Melody Gardot


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Melody Gardot's music has been described as "a touch of Peggy Lee's poetry with a hint of Norah Jones and Joni Mitchell." Her debut CD, 2008's Worrisome Heart, topped the jazz charts and helped earn the singer Billboard's Top New Jazz Artist award.

My One and Only Thrill, Gardot's sophomore album, is no less sophistocated, mixing original songs co-written with Grammy winner Jesse Harris with a brilliant take on the Wizard of Oz chestnut "Over the Rainbow." Production from Grammy winner Larry Klein and tasteful orchestrations from Vince Mendoza enhance Melody’s unique approach to songwriting.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/28/2009
Label: Verve
UPC: 0602517967823
catalogNumber: 001256302
Rank: 7169


  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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My One and Only Thrill 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Found this CD using Shazam app walking through a Crate and Barrel store in Union Square. This CD is now one of my favorites. Listened to it over and over. Cannot wait to purchase more of Melody Gardot's music.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the whole album.
kikiWI More than 1 year ago
loved it!
vantoth More than 1 year ago
I saw a story about Melody Gardot on "CBS Sunday Morning" earlier this year and was struck by her voice, and of course her story. When I received this CD, I immediately popped in to give it a listen...... Although very good, a little along the lines of Norah guts to it. This is good for background music.
AMVGDV123 More than 1 year ago
I love Melody Gardot and her singing. I have loved her voice and talent since I was walking around Barnes and Noble one day the song that I later learned was "Quiet Fire" was playing. A couple songs after it was done, I frantically realized I might never hear it again. The worker wasn't sure what had been playing. Eventually, we tracked it down and I was then a convert. I loved that album so much I was thrilled to hear she had another released. Though I can't say I liked this album as well as Quiet Fire, I won't say not to get it. There are a few tracks well worth having on hand to listen to. And because of her talent, I refuse to write Ms. Gardot off. She's unquestionably amazing and deserves to have everything she writes and creates heard at least once. And then, usually many more times besides. Still, I look forward to the next album.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I listened to the entire CD 3 times in one day, I liked it so much. The lyrics are catchy, and the musical arrangements are thoughtful and fun. It put me in a very relaxed mood. I've already recommended this CD to all of my friends. Melody Gardot is amazing. Better than Norah Jones! I wish I could see her live!
SFAndrea More than 1 year ago
Melody's cd is amazing. Beautiful voice, and wonderful arrangements. Worth getting the CD even if just for Over the Rainbow. Am ready to see her live!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
really good cd. melody gardot is a wonderful singer and song writer.
ember381 More than 1 year ago
judykay8 More than 1 year ago
I took a chance on this, saw her one CBS Morning show and I am glad I did. She is very soulful.
Luvs2Cook More than 1 year ago
This is a fantastic CD, love the music, love her voice. Very enjoyable. Say her on Dateline or one of those shows and how she came to be singer and what she's gone through. Great person and will buy her other CD's.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a pleasure to listen to her CD. All tracks are good. It is a pleasure to have her recording again and that she has survived her accident. I can play this during the day and when going to bed at night. Haven't tired of it yet. I was first introduced to Melody Gardot's Worrisome Heart while browsing Barnes and Noble and picked it up for $6.99. Never regretted it and it started me on the path to being a devoted fan. All I can say is enjoy and enjoy again.
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