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 Parlato’s voice and Artyom Manukyan’s cello creates a hypnotic texture that’s not often heard on an album labeled "jazz." This music is genre—defying and beautiful. — Andrew Mills, Capradio