Cliff was delighted to conduct the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for all of the orchestral sessions for the new Melody Gardot album, ‘Sunset in The Blue’.
Recorded during the pandemic across 3 London studios – Abbey Road, Air and Metropolis, the album is an orchestral celebration of her jazz roots. She is reunited with the multi-Grammy award winning production team of her platinum-selling album ‘My One and Only Thrill’: Producer Larry Klein (Joni Mitchell, Herbie Hancock), arranger and composer Vince Mendoza ((Björk, Robbie Williams, Elvis Costello) and the legendary engineer Al Schmitt (Frank Sinatra, Joao Gilberto, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney).
An underlying theme of determination to create and evolve her craft has always been present in Melody Gardot’s work but never more so than during the production of ‘Sunset in the Blue’, despite all obstacles she has assembled a stunning new body of collaborations in this most challenging of times.
Last updated: September 30th, 2020