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Gretchen Parlato
Copenhagen JazzHouse, 07.2010

"Hvis ikke du har hørt denne nye vokalgudinde, så er det på tide. Knap 30 år gammel, har Gretchen Parlato allerede fået fantastisk omtale og anerkendelse blandt jazzens allerfineste selskaber. Herbie Hancock har udtalt: "Gretchen er en sanger med en dyb, næsten magisk forbindelse til musikken ... hver node er udtryksfuld, kraftfuld og smuk." I 2004 vandt hun Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition og har for nylig udgivet sit andet album "In a Dream", hvor hun fortolker pop – og jazz standarder og egne kompositioner. Med sig på denne udgivelse har hun den afrikanske guitarist / sanger Lionel Loueke, pianisten Aaron Parks, bassisten Derrick Hodge og trommeslageren Kendrick Scott. Parlato er kendt for sin følelsesladede og nuancerede tilgang til musikken, hendes næsten beroligende vokal og friske, luftige frasering."


A year from now we will all parlez parlato
by Johnny Niemann, The Copenhagen Post
08 July, 2010


"Heralded by critics and great musicians alike...
an artist poised to make a major breakthrough.
"

Kenneth Hansen, the musical director for Copenhagen Jazz Festival, mentioned Parlato as one of the two concerts that he was most looking forward to...

The effect of Parlato's music is fresh and stimulating: not just another singer settling into the standards, saucing them up a bit, and reaping a tepid yet profitable career. Instead she challenges a music form that contains more possibilities than restraints: 'The goal for any kind of art for me is to drop anything that we think we need to be and just tap into that soul-searching, our past, who we are, and where we want to be. If you allow that to come into your art and are honest and open, it seems you don't need to even try anymore. It is very natural. There is nothing getting in your way, and you are not getting in your own way anymore.' "
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