...you hear the voice — that voice,
one of the most dreamily mellifluous timbres in jazz —
is instantly recognizable.
Gretchen Parlato, the Grammy-nominated composer and vocalist,
and one of the most imaginative and inspiring artists on the scene, is back.
And oh, how we’ve missed her.
...her brilliant new Brazilian-flavoured album on Edition is her best yet.
—Peter Quinn, Jazzwise Magazine
edition records, 2021
produced by gretchen parlato
co-produced by marcel camargo and léo costa
executive producer dave stapleton
CD and LP pre-orders include:
– CD album + signed post card (the first 200 copies only)
– Limited Edition Coloured and Numbered LP + signed print
(the first 200 copies only)
Gretchen Parlato - Voice
Marcel Camargo - Guitar and Musical Direction
Artyom Manukyan - Cello
Léo Costa - Drums and Percussion
Mark Guiliana - Drums
Gerald Clayton - Piano
Airto Moreira - Voice and Percussion
5 STARS *****
"One of the best vocal jazz albums of recent years —
Gretchen Parlato returns with a masterful album in which she expresses the balance between refinement, lyricism and intact drive...”
— Angelo Leonardi, All About Jazz
5 STARS *****
"The birds are singing, the outside world is a jungle, but we have the best news of 2021: Gretchen Parlato is back.”
—Jazz News Revue Ecletique
"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 flawlessly with warmth, intimacy, poetry, and humor."
—Thom Jurek, AllMusic