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"Gretchen Parlato is a singer-arranger of consummate control and slow-burning intensity... lives at the crossroads of sensuous and spiritual, singing from deep within hypnotic grooves with enormous rhythmic sophistication." 
— Allen Morrison, Downbeat Magazine

FLOR — #1 iTunes jazz upon release!

DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE - march 2021
Gretchen Parlato — Renaissance in Bloom

 » FULL ARTICLE @ DOWNBEAT.COM

JAZZWISE MAGAZINE - april 2021 
"It's an awakening, a blossoming" 

» FULL ARTICLE @ JAZZWISE.COM

Gretchen Parlato— 
Back in Full Bloom

...you hear the voice — that voice, 
one of the most dreamily mellifluous timbres in jazz —

is instantly recognizable. 

Gretchen Parlato, the Grammy-nominated composer and vocalist, 

and one of the most imaginative and inspiring artists on the scene, is back. 

And oh, how we’ve missed her. 

...her brilliant new Brazilian-flavoured album on Edition is her best yet. 

—Peter Quinn, Jazzwise Magazine

FLOR reviews

Gretchen Parlato  Flor
— ALL MUSIC 

"Flor is a masterpiece...
a welcome and profound return. 

Parlato and her collaborators dig under and through stylistic and genre conventions, then emerge with a jazz language of their own that embraces the world's sounds and emotions, and translates them flawlessly with warmth, intimacy, poetry, and humor."

 

Gretchen Parlato  Flor
— ALL ABOUT JAZZ 

5 STARS ***** 

"One of the best vocal jazz albums of recent years —   
Gretchen Parlato returns with a masterful album in which she expresses the balance between refinement, lyricism and intact drive...” 

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