Black Butterfly speaks to Margot’s passion for musical diversity, an artfully crafted set that showcases her multifaceted talents. Produced by jazz trumpet star Jeremy Pelt, and involving some of the most in-demand musicians on the New York scene, the album blends Great American Songbook standards, intriguing jazz originals, gutbucket blues, contemporary hip-hop flavors and uniquely personal covers of songs by Curtis Mayfield, Joni Mitchell, Nina Simone, Bobby Caldwell and even 80’s English rockers Simply Red. Black Butterfly is Ms. Margot’s first direct overture to the U.S. and international markets and her first recording on HiPNOTIC Records.
Gillian Margot ~ Lead & Backup Vocals
Anthony Wonsey ~ Piano, Organ, Rhodes, Wurlitzer, Juno
Richie Goods ~ Acoustic & Electric Basses
Kendrick Scott ~ Drums, Percussion, Cajon
Roxy Coss ~ Soprano Saxophone & Bass Clarinet
Freddie Bryant ~ Guitar
Jeremy Pelt * ~ Trumpet
All tracks recorded and mixed at The Bunker Studio in Williamsburg, New York, NY.
Additional mixing and mastering by Katsuhiko Naito at Avatar Studios, New York, NY.
Melody and lyrics for Yesterday’s Blues written by Gillian Margot.
All arrangements by Jeremy Pelt, except “I Wish I Were In Love Again,” arranged by Anthony Wonsey.
Vocal arrangements by Gillian Margot
* Jeremy Pelt appears courtesy of Highnote Records.
Produced By Jeremy Pelt
Executive Producer Tony Haywood
Associate Producer Gillian Margot
Photography by Jacob Blickenstaff
Artwork and Layout by R.Kelly Clipperton
Butterfly Logos by Marina Duque