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WNYC "Soundcheck" with John Schaefer, 93.9 fm
In Studio: Gretchen Parlato


She joins us in the studio to sing songs from her newly released third album, The Lost and Found, which combines original tunes (some written by the songstress herself) with pop tunes that shes crafted into new standards.

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Gretchen Parlato & Conrad Herwig
On NPR JazzSet

"At the Newport Jazz Festival, we're visiting the Quad and Harbor Stages, where the first rows of audience sit snug up to the performer. With her understated style, love of the lyric and freedom, vocalist Gretchen Parlato makes that closeness work. Everyone leans in and listens."
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Gretchen Parlato: Master Of Restraint
NPR, All Things Considered
Apr 19, 2011, 7pm et

"The Lost and Found sparkles from beginning to end, but one track, "Still," stands out. It's easy to be cynical about love songs, especially ones from jazz divas. This one stopped me in my tracks. It feels as though Parlato, who wrote the words to music by bassist Alan Hampton, is sharing a private meditation at 11 beats per measure, about being true to the ideal of love no matter what happens." hear it @ npr


Gretchen Parlato in Concert
Newport Jazz Festival 2010:
NPR - WGBH, August 7, 2010

"It's not her light and feathery voice so much as how she uses it: phrased creatively, on pitch, in ways that request and reward closer attention. It's to her credit that hip young New York musicians are happy to play with Parlato she's as much a musician as they are.

One such grouping appears here at the CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, R.I.   Personnel: Gretchen Parlato, vocals; Gerald Clayton, piano/Fender Rhodes; Alan Hampton, bass; Kendrick Scott, drums."
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New Sounds at Jazz Port Townsend
Gretchen Parlato, Ambrose Akinmusire
& Gerald Clayton Trio
KPLU, Jazz Northwest with Jim Wilke
Aug 30, 2009

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"New Sounds at Jazz Port Townsend are featured on this Jazz Northwest show from 88.5, KPLU. Singer Gretchen Parlato, trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire and the Gerald Clayton Trio are featured individually and together in highlights from this concert recorded last July in McCurdy Pavilion at Fort Worden. Gretchen Parlato and Ambrose Akinmusire are both recent winners of the international Thelonious Monk Competition. A large and appreciative audience was spellbound by the delicate and very direct connection these musicians made with their listeners and each other."

Set List:
Two Heads, One Pillow - Gerald Clayton Trio
Butterfly - GP, Gerald Clayton Trio
In a Dream - GP, Gerald Clayton Trio
I Can't Help It - GP, Ambrose Akinmusire, Gerald Clayton Trio
Henya - GP, Ambrose Akinmusire, Gerald Clayton Trio
Walls of Lechuguilla - Ambrose Akinmusire, Gerald Clayton Trio
Ugly Beauty - GP, Ambrose Akinmusire, Gerald Clayton Trio

Personnel:
Gretchen Parlato – voice
Ambrose Akinmusire - trumpet
Gerald Clayton – Piano and Fender Rhodes
Joe Sanders – bass
Justin Brown– drums


WBGO Studios
Checkout Studio Session: Gretchen Parlato
Aug 25, 2009 by Josh Jackson

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GP and trio play three songs at WBGO Studios. Recorded August 17, 2009.
First broadcast on the August 25, 2009 edition of The Checkout, WBGOs new music show.
Includes photo gallery of session.

Producer and Host Josh Jackson
Recorded by David Tallacksen

Set List:
I Can’t Help It (Stevie Wonder)
Doralice (D. Caymmi)
In a Dream (Parlato/Glasper) 

Personnel:
Gretchen Parlato voice
Gerald Clayton Piano and Fender Rhodes
Alan Hampton bass
Jamire Williams drums