in a dream

     10     azure (ellington, mills)

No 1 Vocal Jazz Album of the Year - 2009 Jazz Critics' Poll 
Top 5 CD Picks, A Blog Supreme / NPR JAZZ​​​
Critics Top 10 List, Steve Greenlee, The Boston Globe 
Top 10 Jazz Albums of 2009,  M. West, Washington City Paper

Gretchen Parlato . voice/percussion  
Lionel Loueke . guitar/voice  
Aaron Parks . piano  
Derrick Hodge . bass  
Kendrick Scott . drums 

"Parlato's time has arrived...  
the most alluring  jazz vocal album of 2009."   
— Billboard Magazine  

"Parlato has all the makings of jazz ascendancy. She has held her own with Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter, and her rapport with the acoustic guitarist Lionel Loueke is very nearly profound."    
— Nate Chinen, Jazz Times  

"The first truly original vocal jazz cd in many years." 
— Jazz Radio Berlin

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"Leagues ahead of the year’s other vocal jazz recordings.   Her near-whispers, a sort of seduction through vulnerability... a careful listen reveals her extraordinary confidence.  Audible gasps are devices for suspense and rhythm and reveal Parlato’s mastery of rhythm, emotional depth, subtlety, and the kind of precise technical craft where even the breathing sounds matter.   — Michael J. West, Washington City Paper