Gretchen Parlato: ‘Flor’ —Jazziz Magazine

Flor has been touted as vocalist Gretchen Parlato’s Brazilian-inspired project, and that’s true enough. But don’t expect a series of breezy bossa novas. The 45-year singer/composer has routinely strived for next-level creativity, and Flor (“flower” in Portuguese) is no exception…

Gretchen Parlato FLOR — Stereo Magazine, DE

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"There it is again, this enchanting voice between breaths and whispers,
with an amenable range,
but enchanting naturalness...

She enjoys phrasing just under the beat, using her breath rhythmically and creating tension for her musicians, who…

Gretchen Parlato: Flor — JazzTimes Magazine

"Parlato offers a more introspective approach. Her singing delves into a song’s rhythms and harmonies as well as its lyrics, rearranging each pillar into her own vision"

Back in the late ’00s, vocalist and composer Gretchen Parlato seemed poised to…

Gretchen Parlato FLOR — Croc Radio 89.5FM Jazz Chorus, France

"Gretchen has this level of delicacy, touched with sensitive themes but also — and what makes all the difference — is her knowledge of music and contribution to jazz today..."

"Gretchen a ce niveau de délicatesse, de sensibilité avec des…

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