24-year-old Melody Gardot is a very special talent. When she was19, she ended up in hospital, due to a traffic accident. For a longtime her doctors feared she would never walk again. Gardot got overthe accident by sheer willpower, although she still suffers fromthe consequences physically.
Her voice is of an unprecedented beauty. Her first album WorrisomeHeart received huge acclaim everywhere. Also because Gardotcomposed a large part of the repertoire herself. The Americansinger recorded her latest album My One and Only Thrill with LarryKlein, the famous producer who used to work with Joni Mitchell,among others. Alongside a couple of prominent guests, she playsmostly with her regular line-up on the CD. For this work, Gardotagain wrote a large number of the songs and worked closely togetherwith Vince Mendoza, director of the Dutch Metropole Orchestra, toarrange the pieces. In Rotterdam she will perform with her ownline-up.