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Melody Gardot|Sunset In The Blue (Deluxe Version) (Deluxe Version)

Sunset In The Blue (Deluxe Version) (Deluxe Version)

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In 2015, Melody Gardot stepped out of her comfort zone with Currency of Man, an album which suited her entirely but displayed a more soul’n’blues side. That is not to say that her brilliant past efforts were not in keeping with her musical personality, but it was with this record that she confirmed her love for Philadelphia, the town in which she grew up and where groove holds a different meaning.  Five years later, Sunset in the Blue holds all the hallmarks of a return to the singer’s old days which made Melody Gardot’s name. The album is a stripped-back approach to jazz and bossa-nova as imposed by the unexpected circumstances of the year 2020. When the album was beginning development, the pandemic brought a halt to everything an forced the American to rethink the project. She hence proposed that her associates, spread out all over the world, work from a distance. Melody Gardot was based in Paris, her arranger and conductor Vince Mendoza in Los Angeles and the majority of her musicians in England! Despite these constraints, the miracle record was on course for creation which would span a period of roughly five months. And so, Mendoza found himself conducting on-screen from California with musicians playing in London’s Abbey Road Studios (things weren’t made any easier considering the various time-differences). In addition to Mendoza, Melody Grant recruited a set of silky smooth sound connoisseurs who were also instrumental in the success of 2009’s My One and Only Thrill: the producer Larry Klein and sound engineer Al Schmitt.


Upon listening to the end result, however, we soon forget the last-minute DIY means with which this album was made. Because throughout Sunset in the Blue, Melody Gardot maintains a fascinatingly solid and intimate direction. Here we see a return to Gardot whispering hypnotically into the ear as she sings amid intermittent piano phrases and guitars. Her voice gracefully lounges upon a bed of refined and perfectly balanced violin strings. This formula reaches an irresistible climax with the album’s title track as she turns to her much-loved Brazil with tracks like Ninguém, Ninguém and Um Beljo, before she returns to the exquisite-sounding Moon River and I Fall in Love too Easily. A beautiful album which finishes with a somewhat intrusive track, Little Something, a pop duet with Sting that doesn’t really fit in with Sunset in the Blue’s general mood. © Marc Zisman/Qobuz

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1
If You Love Me
00:04:35

Cliff Masterson, Conductor, Strings Conductor - Bernie Grundman, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra - Simon Rhodes, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Al Schmitt, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - LARRY KLEIN, Producer - Steve Genewick, Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ivy Skoff, Production Coordinator, StudioPersonnel - Anthony Wilson, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Till Brönner, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Frédéric Décés, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Melody Gardot, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Chandler Harrod, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Sam Minaie, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Chuck Staab, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Dadi Carvalho, ComposerLyricist - Gabe Burch, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bastien Lozier, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Brian Rajaratnam, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2020 Universal Music Operations Limited

2
C’est Magnifique
00:04:52

Cliff Masterson, Conductor, Strings Conductor - Bernie Grundman, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Strings, Woodwinds, AssociatedPerformer - Paulinho Da Costa, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Vinnie Colaiuta, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Al Schmitt, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - LARRY KLEIN, Producer - Andrew Dudman, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Rupert Coulson, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Steve Genewick, Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ivy Skoff, Production Coordinator, StudioPersonnel - Anthony Wilson, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Melody Gardot, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Antonio Zambujo, Vocals, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - John Leftwich, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Pierre Aderne, ComposerLyricist - Chandler Harrod, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ian Maclay, Strings Director, AssociatedPerformer - Dadi Carvalho, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Gabe Burch, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2020 Universal Music Operations Limited

3
There Where He Lives In Me
00:05:49

Cliff Masterson, Conductor, Strings Conductor - Bernie Grundman, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Strings, Woodwinds, AssociatedPerformer - Paulinho Da Costa, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Vinnie Colaiuta, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Al Schmitt, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - LARRY KLEIN, Producer, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Andrew Dudman, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Rupert Coulson, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Steve Genewick, Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ivy Skoff, Production Coordinator, StudioPersonnel - Anthony Wilson, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Melody Gardot, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Pierre Aderne, ComposerLyricist - Chandler Harrod, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ian Maclay, Strings Director, AssociatedPerformer - Stan Neff, Vocal Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Gabe Burch, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bastien Lozier, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Phillippe Baden Powell, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Brian Rajaratnam, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Cyril Leclercq, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Phillipe Baden Powell, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2020 Universal Music Operations Limited

4
Love Song
00:03:58

Cliff Masterson, Conductor, Strings Conductor - Lesley Duncan, ComposerLyricist - Bernie Grundman, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Strings, AssociatedPerformer - Al Schmitt, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - LARRY KLEIN, Producer - Rupert Coulson, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Steve Genewick, Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ivy Skoff, Production Coordinator, StudioPersonnel - Anthony Wilson, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Melody Gardot, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Chandler Harrod, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Sam Minaie, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Ian Maclay, Strings Director, AssociatedPerformer - Chuck Staab, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Gabe Burch, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Brian Rajaratnam, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2020 Universal Music Operations Limited

5
You Won't Forget Me
00:06:05

Cliff Masterson, Conductor, Strings Conductor - Bernie Grundman, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Strings, AssociatedPerformer - Simon Rhodes, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Paulinho Da Costa, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Al Schmitt, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - LARRY KLEIN, Producer - Steve Genewick, Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ivy Skoff, Production Coordinator, StudioPersonnel - Anthony Wilson, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Kermit Goell, Author - Donny McCaslin, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Melody Gardot, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - John Leftwich, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Chandler Harrod, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Stan Neff, Vocal Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Chuck Staab, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Gabe Burch, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Zach Pyles, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bastien Lozier, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Brian Rajaratnam, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Cyril Leclercq, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Phillippe Baden Powell de Aquino, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Fred Speilmann, Composer

℗ 2020 Universal Music Operations Limited

6
Sunset In The Blue
00:04:32

Cliff Masterson, Conductor, Strings Conductor - Bernie Grundman, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Strings, AssociatedPerformer - Simon Rhodes, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Vinnie Colaiuta, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Jesse Harris, ComposerLyricist - Al Schmitt, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - LARRY KLEIN, Producer - Steve Genewick, Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ivy Skoff, Production Coordinator, StudioPersonnel - Anthony Wilson, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Melody Gardot, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - John Leftwich, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Chandler Harrod, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Stan Neff, Vocal Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Gabe Burch, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bastien Lozier, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Cyril Leclercq, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2020 Universal Music Operations Limited

7
Um Beijo
00:04:06

Cliff Masterson, Conductor, Strings Conductor - Bernie Grundman, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Strings, AssociatedPerformer - Paulinho Da Costa, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Vinnie Colaiuta, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Al Schmitt, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - LARRY KLEIN, Producer, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Andrew Dudman, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Rupert Coulson, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Steve Genewick, Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ivy Skoff, Production Coordinator, StudioPersonnel - Anthony Wilson, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Till Brönner, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Frédéric Décés, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Melody Gardot, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Chandler Harrod, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ian Maclay, Strings Director, AssociatedPerformer - Stan Neff, Vocal Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Gabe Burch, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bastien Lozier, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Brian Rajaratnam, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Cyril Leclercq, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2020 Universal Music Operations Limited

8
Ninguém, Ninguém
00:03:38

Bernie Grundman, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Paulinho Da Costa, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Vinnie Colaiuta, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Al Schmitt, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - LARRY KLEIN, Producer - Steve Genewick, Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ivy Skoff, Production Coordinator, StudioPersonnel - Anthony Wilson, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Frédéric Décés, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Melody Gardot, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - John Leftwich, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Chandler Harrod, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Gabe Burch, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Nando Duarte, Acoustic Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Bastien Lozier, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Brian Rajaratnam, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2020 Universal Music Operations Limited

9
From Paris With Love (Single Version)
00:04:47

Bernie Grundman, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Al Schmitt, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - LARRY KLEIN, Producer, Acoustic Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - JOHN ANDERSON, Oboe, AssociatedPerformer - Arlia De Ruiter, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Steve Genewick, Engineer, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Maya Magub, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Ivy Skoff, Production Coordinator, StudioPersonnel - Richard Todd, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Marcia Dickstein, Harp, AssociatedPerformer - Stephen Kujala, Flute, AssociatedPerformer - Daniel Higgins, Clarinet, AssociatedPerformer - Melody Gardot, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Annie Tangberg, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Naoko Terai, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - John Leftwich, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Pierre Aderne, ComposerLyricist - Pia Salvia, Harp, AssociatedPerformer - Ulrich Drechsler, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, AssociatedPerformer - Steffen Schorn, Bass Clarinet, AssociatedPerformer - Angèle Dubeau, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Eléna Rubino, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Oliver Fox, Flute, AssociatedPerformer - Nicolas Stevens, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Emily Sun, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - TJ Lindgren, Synthesizer Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Chuck Staab, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Gaëlle Deblonde, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Jean-Baptiste Bridon, Horn, AssociatedPerformer - Jinho Hong, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Dan Oates, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Anaïs Bodart, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Marie Electra, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Vanessa Fairbairn-Smith, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Nicola DAVIS, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Astghik Gazhoyan, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Astghik Vardanyan, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Gohar Papoyan, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Ana Gjud, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Anna Pacholczak, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Annabelle Dugast, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Anne Lombard, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Benedicte Leclerc, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Dominik Chmurski, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Frederic Sueur, Clarinet, AssociatedPerformer - Gabriel Majou, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Isabelle Weisse, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Kasia Dubaniowska, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Lise Sorensen Voldsdal, Viola, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Lou Delebecque, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Lucas Scholles Lima, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Mathilde Rouaud, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Mircea Belei, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Moldovan Adela Hania, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Norman David Jansen, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Tristan Dalmazir, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - William Bartholome, Clarinet, AssociatedPerformer - Ulrike Zavenberg, Cello, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2020 Universal Music Operations Limited

10
Ave Maria
00:04:27

Cliff Masterson, Conductor, Strings Conductor - Bernie Grundman, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra - Paulinho Da Costa, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Vinnie Colaiuta, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Al Schmitt, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - LARRY KLEIN, Producer - Andrew Dudman, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Rupert Coulson, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Steve Genewick, Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ivy Skoff, Production Coordinator, StudioPersonnel - Anthony Wilson, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Frédéric Décés, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Melody Gardot, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - John Leftwich, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Liam Nolan, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Chandler Harrod, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ian Maclay, Strings Director, AssociatedPerformer - Stan Neff, Vocal Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Gabe Burch, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Reese Richardson, ComposerLyricist - Bastien Lozier, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Cyril Leclercq, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2020 Universal Music Operations Limited

11
Moon River
00:03:48

Cliff Masterson, Conductor, Strings Conductor - Bernie Grundman, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Strings, AssociatedPerformer - Johnny Mercer, Author - Henry Mancini, Composer - Vinnie Colaiuta, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Al Schmitt, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - LARRY KLEIN, Producer - Rupert Coulson, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Steve Genewick, Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Chuck Berghofer, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Ivy Skoff, Production Coordinator, StudioPersonnel - Anthony Wilson, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Melody Gardot, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Chandler Harrod, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ian Maclay, Strings Director, AssociatedPerformer - Gabe Burch, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2020 Universal Music Operations Limited

12
I Fall In Love Too Easily
00:03:09

Bernie Grundman, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jule Styne, ComposerLyricist - Sammy Cahn, ComposerLyricist - Al Schmitt, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - LARRY KLEIN, Producer - Steve Genewick, Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ivy Skoff, Production Coordinator, StudioPersonnel - Anthony Wilson, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Melody Gardot, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - John Leftwich, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Chandler Harrod, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Gabe Burch, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2020 Universal Music Operations Limited

13
Little Something
00:02:41

Martin Kierszenbaum, Engineer, Vocal Producer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Gene Grimaldi, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Sting, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - DOMINIC MILLER, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Robert Orton, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Melody Gardot, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Donal Hodgson, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tony Lake, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jen Jis, Producer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Antoine Chatenet, Drums, Guitar, Bass, Synthesizer Programming, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist, Synth Pads - Hilda Stenmalm, ComposerLyricist - Conor Blake, ComposerLyricist - Nora Abakar, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2020 Universal Music Operations Limited

14
From Paris With Love (Acoustic)
00:04:21

Stephen Marcussen, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Al Schmitt, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - LARRY KLEIN, Producer, Acoustic Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Steve Genewick, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Anthony Wilson, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Melody Gardot, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Pierre Aderne, ComposerLyricist - Sam Minaie, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Chuck Staab, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Heather Donavon, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2021 Universal Music Operations Limited

15
Love Song
00:05:25

Lesley Duncan, ComposerLyricist - Bernie Grundman, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Al Schmitt, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - LARRY KLEIN, Producer - Rupert Coulson, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Steve Genewick, Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ivy Skoff, Production Coordinator, StudioPersonnel - Anthony Wilson, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Melody Gardot, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Ibrahim Maalouf, Trumpet, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Chandler Harrod, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Sam Minaie, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Chuck Staab, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Oscar Ferran, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Gabe Burch, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Brian Rajaratnam, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2020 Universal Music Operations Limited

16
Trav'lin' Light
00:04:06

Bernie Grundman, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Johnny Mercer, Composer, ComposerLyricist - Al Schmitt, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jimmy Mundy, Composer, ComposerLyricist - Trummy Young, Composer - LARRY KLEIN, Producer - Steve Genewick, Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ivy Skoff, Production Coordinator, StudioPersonnel - Anthony Wilson, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Melody Gardot, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Chandler Harrod, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Sam Minaie, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Chuck Staab, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Gabe Burch, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Brian Rajaratnam, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2020 Universal Music Operations Limited

17
What Is This Thing Called Love
00:03:27

Bernie Grundman, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Cole Porter, ComposerLyricist - Al Schmitt, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - LARRY KLEIN, Producer - Steve Genewick, Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ivy Skoff, Production Coordinator, StudioPersonnel - Anthony Wilson, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Melody Gardot, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - John Leftwich, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Chandler Harrod, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Joshua Johnson, Alto Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Chuck Staab, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Gabe Burch, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Brian Rajaratnam, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2020 Universal Music Operations Limited

18
C'est Magnifique (Live In Namouche Studios)
00:04:54

Fernando Nunes, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Stephen Marcussen, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jesse Harris, Acoustic Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Steve Genewick, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Melody Gardot, Producer, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - José Salgueiro, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Antonio Zambujo, Vocals, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Pierre Aderne, ComposerLyricist - Dadi Carvahlo, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2021 Universal Music Operations Limited

Album Description

In 2015, Melody Gardot stepped out of her comfort zone with Currency of Man, an album which suited her entirely but displayed a more soul’n’blues side. That is not to say that her brilliant past efforts were not in keeping with her musical personality, but it was with this record that she confirmed her love for Philadelphia, the town in which she grew up and where groove holds a different meaning.  Five years later, Sunset in the Blue holds all the hallmarks of a return to the singer’s old days which made Melody Gardot’s name. The album is a stripped-back approach to jazz and bossa-nova as imposed by the unexpected circumstances of the year 2020. When the album was beginning development, the pandemic brought a halt to everything an forced the American to rethink the project. She hence proposed that her associates, spread out all over the world, work from a distance. Melody Gardot was based in Paris, her arranger and conductor Vince Mendoza in Los Angeles and the majority of her musicians in England! Despite these constraints, the miracle record was on course for creation which would span a period of roughly five months. And so, Mendoza found himself conducting on-screen from California with musicians playing in London’s Abbey Road Studios (things weren’t made any easier considering the various time-differences). In addition to Mendoza, Melody Grant recruited a set of silky smooth sound connoisseurs who were also instrumental in the success of 2009’s My One and Only Thrill: the producer Larry Klein and sound engineer Al Schmitt.


Upon listening to the end result, however, we soon forget the last-minute DIY means with which this album was made. Because throughout Sunset in the Blue, Melody Gardot maintains a fascinatingly solid and intimate direction. Here we see a return to Gardot whispering hypnotically into the ear as she sings amid intermittent piano phrases and guitars. Her voice gracefully lounges upon a bed of refined and perfectly balanced violin strings. This formula reaches an irresistible climax with the album’s title track as she turns to her much-loved Brazil with tracks like Ninguém, Ninguém and Um Beljo, before she returns to the exquisite-sounding Moon River and I Fall in Love too Easily. A beautiful album which finishes with a somewhat intrusive track, Little Something, a pop duet with Sting that doesn’t really fit in with Sunset in the Blue’s general mood. © Marc Zisman/Qobuz

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