15 Songs, 1 Hour 21 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The jazz singer shows her linguistic range on The Absence, handling English, French, and Portuguese with ease and élan. Sprightly acoustic guitar, spirited percussion, and lush strings are smartly arranged by Gardot’s producer and collaborator, the composer Heitor Pereira. But the focus throughout remains on her voice, whether it’s purring with vintage cabaret attitude (“Goodbye”) or keeping a beat afloat (“Mira"). The ballads are standouts, too, as “My Heart Won’t Have It Any Other Way” and “La Vie en rose” amply demonstrate.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

The jazz singer shows her linguistic range on The Absence, handling English, French, and Portuguese with ease and élan. Sprightly acoustic guitar, spirited percussion, and lush strings are smartly arranged by Gardot’s producer and collaborator, the composer Heitor Pereira. But the focus throughout remains on her voice, whether it’s purring with vintage cabaret attitude (“Goodbye”) or keeping a beat afloat (“Mira"). The ballads are standouts, too, as “My Heart Won’t Have It Any Other Way” and “La Vie en rose” amply demonstrate.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
89 Ratings
89 Ratings
crapotrophic ,

Not as good as her other albums - different sound

I am a huge fan of Melody Gardot. Nobody seems to know of her, but she is massively talented. I get that artists like to mess around with different themes and whatnot, but I am not a fan of this. I like the soulful jazz that she puts out, but this doesn't do it for me. I'm hoping she gets "back to basics" with her next album.

Mellon Girl ,

Fantastic!

This music is positively beautiful! My friend recommended this to me and I'm so glad she did!

Nomadinsound ,

A Masterpiece

This is by far our favorite Melody Gardot album. I predict it will be nominated for an album of the year. It's that good. It has been the soundtrack to our summer. We are a couple who are very very particular about what we listen to. So much musicality - rare these days.
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