"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…Read more
FLOR - reviews
release date mar 5, 2021
DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE - march 2021
Gretchen Parlato - Renaissance in Bloom
In 2014, Gretchen Parlato’s album Live In NYC earned her a Grammy nomination—a crowning glory to a decade of career triumphs—and then the singer-songwriter nearly dropped out of sight. Through the nine tracks on her new album Flor (Edition), Parlato speaks to the personal transformation that inspired this career hiatus. » READ ARTICLE
JAZZWISE MAGAZINE - april 2021
"It's an awakening, a blossoming..."
—Back in Full Bloom
...you hear the voice.
But 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