Melody Gardot is a jazz singer and an amazing, inspirational person that I am thankful for learning about at the library! Her story is not without tragedy. At the age of 19, she was hit by a car and as a result of extensive damage ended up with severe neurological complications that she continues to deal with to this day. Using music as a form of therapy, she has risen to be one of the most enticing jazz singers I have ever heard.
Gardot's first album, Worrisome Heart came out in 2008. In 2009, she released My One and Only Thrill. Ms Gardot continues to advocate for music therapy and inspire those that face overwhelming obstacles.
I agree completely with Tara on Melody. Wonderful style and lyrics. Check out her site as well as more info on Wikipedia. She has also been interviewed on NPR. A classy lady with in incredible story.
Hopefully she will come out with another album soon
I love learning about new jazz! Always great to hit the music databases on this site to listen before I buy something or just to learn about it. Worrisome Heart is there so I got to have a full sample!
"The Absence" is even better than her wonderful first two CDs -- can't get enough -- hope she keeps the music coming!
I am an 82-yr old West-European jazz-lover. This Miss Gardot is an excellent example of how this kind of music should be performed.
I have all her 6 albums and dare to say that I love her voice and being.
Hope she will continue for longtime.