MELODY GARDOT ‘Entre Eux Deux’


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On her 6th studio album Entre eux deux, Gardot joins forces with French-born, composer and pianist Philippe Powell (son of Baden Powell) for her first ever studio album in duo. Most recently, Gardot received the prestigious title of Chevalier in the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, France’s highest cultural accolade. (The American jazz singer/pianist has lived in France for some time).

Off the back of her collaboration with Sting on the song ‘Little Something’ the closing track on ‘Sunset in the Blue, Gardot continues her collaborative spirit on her new album. Offering a unique minimalist approach, the ten-song album is a sparse architectural landscape filled exclusively by piano & voice. Notably, it is also the first time that Gardot invited someone to take her usual place at the helm of the piano. The entire record features Philippe Powell (who Gardot adoringly calls “The Bill Evans of Brazil”) on keys.

The unique combination of Powell and Gardot’s partnership results in many of the songs sounding as if they have come straight out of the Great American Songbook. The only twist being that it could also be dubbed the “Great French Songbook”, since several titles are in the language of the city where they were conceived (France).