On May 29, 2012.

On May 29, 2012, “Verve” label released “The Absence”, the third Melody Gardot studio album. It was recorded in 2012, and was produced by Heitor Pereira. The album was certified Platinum in France by “SNEP”.

Personnel:

  • Melody Gardot – vocals, piano
  • Heitor Pereira – vocals, guitar, piano, arranger
  • Nico Abondolo – bass
  • Christian Kollgaard – bass
  • John Leftwich – bass
  • Michael Valerio – bass
  • Peter Erskine – drums
  • Jim Keltner – drums
  • Paulinho Da Costa – percussion
  • Paco Arroyo – percussion
  • Yolanda Arroyo – percussion
  • Larry Goldings – piano., mellodica
  • Coco Trivisonno – bandoneon
  • Jo Ann Turovsky – harp
  • Alfie Silas-Durio – background vocals
  • Tata Vega – background vocals
  • Bill Cantos – background vocals
  • Ali Witherspoon – background vocals
  • Louis Price – background vocals
  • Bill Maxwell – background vocals
  • Phil Roy – background vocals
  • Bruce Dukov – violin
  • Julie Gigante – violin
  • Serena McKinney – violin
  • Sarah Thornblade – violin
  • Tamara Hatwan – violin
  • Phillip Levy – violin
  • Lisa M. Sutton – violin
  • Helen Nightengale – violin
  • Katia Popov – violin
  • Alyssa Park – violin
  • Tereza Stanislav – violin
  • Roger Wilkie – violin
  • Brian Dembrow – viola
  • Andrew Duckles – viola
  • Dave Walther – viola
  • Matthew Funes – viola
  • Marlow Fisher – viola
  • Keith Greene – viola
  • Roland Kato – viola
  • Darrin McCann – viola
  • Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick – cello
  • Stephen Erdody – cello
  • Paula Hochhalter – cello
  • Dennis Karmazyn – cello
  • Armen Ksajikan – cello
  • Cecilia Tsan – cello
  • Martin Tillman – cello
  • Andrew Shulman – cello
  • Christina Soule – cello
  • Jessica Pearlman – oboe
  • Doug Webb – saxophone
  • Ron Kerber – clarinet
  • Dan Higgins – clarinet, flute
  • Ramon Flores – trumpet
  • Harry Kim – trumpet
  • Andrew Lippman – trombone
  • Nick Glennie-Smith – conductor
  • Ladd McIntosh – orchestration
  • Glenn Barratt – engineer
  • Sebastian Zuleta – engineer
  • Jeremy Miller – assistant engineer
  • Vanessa Par – assistant engineer
  • Antonio “Moogie” Canazio – engineer, mixing
  • Al Schmitt – mixing
  • Steve Genewick – assistant
  • Marco Ruiz – assistant
  • Scott Smith – assistant
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering
  • Fabrizio Ferri – photography
  • Jovite De Leymarie – artwork, design

Track listing:

All tracks by Melody Gardot, except where noted.

  1. Mira
  2. Amalia – Phil Roy, Melody Gardor, Heitor Pereira
  3. So Long
  4. So We Meet Again My Heartache
  5. Lisboa
  6. Impossible Love
  7. If I Tell You I Love You
  8. Goodbye – Jesse Harris, Melody Gardot
  9. Se Você Me Ama – Melody Gardot, Heitor Pereira
  10. My Heart Won’t Have It Any Other Way
  11. Lemanja – contains hidden track Chegue Journeyman

 

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