10 Best Jazz Albums of 2021 — Global Circulate

#5 Gretchen Parlato – Flor 

Her singing can be as quiet as a sigh or as buoyantly melodious as calls by the hippest of birds. New Yorker Gretchen Parlato is a vocal adventurer, but also a delicately ingenious exponent of…

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Albums of the Year 2021 — the Arts Desk

"Highlights in jazz include a welcome return as leader by Gretchen Parlato, whose Flor presented a sublime synthesis of Brazilian music, originals, judiciously reworked R&B and more, with the casting of Roy Hargrove’s “Roy Allan” as a mesmerising samba a…

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Jazz music that got us through another year of the pandemic

Gretchen Parlato: “Flor” — Rosa

This is vocalist and composer Gretchen Parlato’s first release since 2013, and the wait was absolutely worth it as this record is nothing short of stunning. 

"Rosa'' is my personal favorite track. The counterpoint between…

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The 10 best jazz albums of 2021 —  The Guardian

#5 Gretchen Parlato – Flor 

Her singing can be as quiet as a sigh or as buoyantly melodious as calls by the hippest of birds. New Yorker Gretchen Parlato is a vocal adventurer, but also a delicately ingenious exponent of…

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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…

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Gretchen Parlato FLOR — Stereo Magazine, DE

Album of the Month
"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…

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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…

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