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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

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first single WONDERFUL released!  

hello everyone! the first single from my album flor is released today! a song i wrote called wonderful, featuring marcel camargo, artyom manukyan, léo costa with special guests gerald clayton and mark guiliana. streaming everywhere! wishing you wonderful moments today! 

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WONDERFUL - upon release

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pre-order FLOR!  

hello hello! i am grateful to share the cover art for FLOR, hand painted by my mama, judy frisk!

pre-order now, available as a download, cd and vinyl! limited signed prints offered too! 

thank you all for your continued patience and support. sending love! 

pre-order FLOR

gretchen parlato signed to edition records! 

Edition Records are extremely proud and happy to announce the signing of Grammy-nominated vocalist Gretchen Parlato, with a long-awaited new album, Flor, to be released Spring 2021.

Gretchen returns after a six-year focus on motherhood with Flor: a project celebrating her love and admiration for Brazilian music. Flor weaves new sonic textures of guitar, cello, and percussion/drums, exquisitely complementing the intensity and delicacies of Gretchen's signature voice.

“In Portuguese, flor means flower. The…

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i know im wonderful because...

"Superb jazz vocalists are rare. But rarer still are artists that transform the music itself. The great transformers—Holiday, Fitzgerald, Vaughan, Carter and others left the stage long ago. When you see and hear Gretchen Parlato you will recall the magic of those jazz mistresses of yore and instantly realize, as have jazz cognoscenti everywhere, that that level of magic is with us once again." 
— Nick Catalano, All That Jazz