Melody Gardot and Philippe Powell pair up for duo album Entre eux deux
The conception of Entre eux deux was quite brief as the pair challenged themselves to create on a very tight schedule. As they came together for only two weeks, Gardot and Powell spent all hours of the day writing, sharing and developing melodies, motifs and lyrics.
Although all of the songs on the album are original compositions, the duo makes sure to pay homage to the past. Both artists carry forward the Franco-Brazilian torch that was lit long ago by celebrated artists such as Pierre Barouh, Vinicius de Moraes and Philippe Powell’s father, the guitarist and composer Baden Powell.
“This record is the most wonderful gift a pianist-composer could ever dream of,” Powell adds. “To write and perform in duo with one of the great artists of our time is the greatest musical experience I have ever had. I am profoundly grateful to Melody, for her love, her trust, her guidance, for bringing out the best within me, and for tireless efforts, and countless hours of hard work to produce this beautiful record.”
Here’s the track listing:
- This Foolish Heart Could Love You
- What of Your Eyes
- Plus Fort Que Nous
- À La Tour Eiffel
- Samba Em Prelúdio
- Perhaps You’ll Wonder Why
- Ode to Every Man
- Darling Fare Thee Well
Melody Gardot and Phillipe Powell’s Entre eux deux will be released May 20 on Decca Records.