By Geert De Clercq and Yiming Woo
PARIS (Reuters) – American jazz singer Melody Gardot is inviting musicians around the world to play along digitally on her new album to overcome the solitude and financial strain of coronavirus lockdowns.
For the song “From Paris with Love” on her new album, Gardot is asking orchestra musicians worldwide – strings, woodwinds or harp – to contribute remotely by playing along to a score and a backing track.
Producers will assemble the performances into what she calls a “digital global orchestra” to make it sound as if all musicians are playing together in the same room. The chosen musicians will be paid professional studio rates and royalties will be donated to charities benefiting healthcare workers.
Confined in her home in Paris, Gardot had been set to record part of her new album with the London Symphony Orchestra just…