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— Thom Jurek, 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…

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—Herbie Hancock

"Gretchen is a singer with a deep, almost magical connection to the music. She takes a lot of chances with her understated style, and it works. Every note is expressive, powerful, and pretty. And most important, her heart is in…

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—Nick Catalano, All That Jazz

"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…

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—Wayne Shorter

"I think in an inconspicuous way, Gretchen Parlato knows how to play the same instrument that Frank Sinatra played. There's no one out there like Gretchen. She's true blue." 
 

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—Raul da Gama, Latin Jazz Network

"She is spiritual to the extent that she sings from the bottom of her very soul; indeed from the bottom of her very being. She bends and twists notes, phrases and as a result her lines are like the proverbial…

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—Allen Morrison, Downbeat Magazine

"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."

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—Spinner.com

"Parlato is utterly beguiling…she has a singular ear for rhythm and phrasing, texture and subtlety." 

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—Michael Bailey, All About Jazz

"Gretchen Parlato is emerging as the most important jazz singer since Cassandra Wilson. Her vocal approach is so unique and her repertoire so eclectic that she stands to create a jazz vocal genre unto herself."

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—Henrik Palle, Politiken

"a superstar in the making, standing on stage... the evening will be remembered as one you want to talk about in the future and say:  I was there."

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—Brent Black, bop-n-jazz.com

“You never rate genius, you celebrate it. This is a most organic self portrait of the evolution of perhaps the most gifted vocalist to burst onto the scene in the last twenty five years. A jazz singer, a vocal artist…

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—Michael J. West, Washington City Paper

"A good singer, we tend to think, seeks out the subtleties to work with in a song. Parlato seeks out the blatancies in a song and makes them subtle, seemingly effortlessly. It takes courage to maintain such gentleness, and brilliance…