"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

Lean In —

Lean In vinyl is now available!

Gretchen Parlato
Lionel Loueke 

Lean In
on Edition Records 

‘Lean In’ tells the story of 20 years of connection, inspiration and friendship between two musical soulmates.

This is really a record for the soul.

The very first duo recording from two musicians who have performed together for more than two decades,

Lean In is all about healing, deep trust, love and family. In a time when warmth and compassion are needed more than ever before, both artists felt compelled to make a record sharing songs of inspiration, reflection, wonder and unity, with the title encouraging us to ‘lean in’ to ourselves and to those around us.


gretchen parlato & lionel loueke - fall duo tour

10/5 - jimmy's jazz & blues club, portsmouth, nh

10/6 - regattabar, cambridge, ma

10/7 - lefrak concert hall, queens, ny

10/10 - capilano univ, vancouver, ca

10/11 -  the triple door, seattle, wa

10/12 - old church concert hall,

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performance reviews

gp / lio 22 years