Saturday, March 31, 2012

Melody Gardot - The Absence

Melody Gardot - The Absence
Verve Records 2792657 (2012)

Track Listing:
1. Mira
2. Amalia
3. So Long
4. So We Meet Again My Heartache
5. Lisboa
6. Impossible Love
7. If I Tell You I Love You I'm Lying
8. Goodbye
9. Se Voce Me Ama
10. My Heart Won't Have It Any Other Way
11. Yemanja

Jim Keltner, Peter Erskine - Drums
Melody Gardot - Piano, Vocals
Nico Abondolo - Bass
Alfie Silas-Durio, Bill Cantos, Bill Maxwell, Louis Price, Phil Roy, Tata Vega, Ali Witherspoon - Background Vocals
Paulinho Da Costa, Paco Arroyo, Yolanda Arroyo - Percussion
Brian Dembrow, Andrew Duckles, Marlow Fisher, Matthew Funes, Keith Greene, Roland Kato, Darrin McCann, Dave Walther - Viola
Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick, Steve Erdody, Paula Hochhalter, Dennis Karmazyn, Armen Ksajikan, Andrew Shulman, Christina Soule, Martin Tillman, Cecilia Tsan - Cello
Bruce Dukov, Julia Ann Gigante, Tamara Hatwan, Philip Levy, Serena McKinney, Helen Nightengale, Alyssa Park, Katia Popov, Tereza Stanislav, Lisa Sutton, Sarah Thornblade, Roger Wilkie - Violin
Ramon Flores, Harry Kim - Trumpet
Nick Glennie-Smith - Conductor
Larry Goldings - Melodica, Piano
Dan Higgins - Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Flute, Alto Flute
Ron Kerber - Clarinet
Christian Kollgaard, John Leftwich, Michael Valerio - Bass
Andrew Lippman - Trombone
Ladd McIntosh - Orchestration
Jessica Pearlman - Oboe
Heitor Pereira - Arranger, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Coco Trivisonno - Bandoneon
Jo Ann Turovsky - Harp
Doug Webb - Slide Saxophone


  1. Hi Sergej,

    You have done a great job on this site! You might put up this album,
    Marjoe Gortner "Bad But Not Evil"- Chelsea 1972. Jim Gordon,Jim Keltner
    and Hal Blaine play on it. Keep up the good work.

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    1. Sergej,

      Do not see the classic Ry Cooder album "In To The Purple Valley"
      on Reprise 1971.

  3. Isn't John Craviotta on this one?

    1. Hi,

      Yes! John is on it, and Jim Keltner and Milt Holland. This might of been the first Ry Cooder album that Jim did. The liner notes
      were on an insert on the original LP's.

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    1. Segej,
      I know you from the Jim Gordon discography,you come up with good
      stuff! Here are three more from my collection; BODINE,RITA JEAN -
      20th Century - 1974, JANE GETZ-"No Ordinary Child" - RCA - 1973,
      JIMMY WITHERSPOON- "The Best of Jimmy Witherspoon"-Bluesway/ABC -
      1973. Now Sounds is coming out with an expanded CD of Jim's former band MC SQUARED sometime soon.

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