reviews: in a dream

release date August 25, 2009

#1: Best Vocal Jazz Album of the Year!   
2009 Jazz Critics' Poll   

—The Village Voice, NY

#4: The Top 10 Jazz Albums of 2009   
Michael J. West, Washington City Paper

In a Dream: "a breakthrough project by a gifted, young singer..."   
"with emotional depth, subtlety, and the kind of precise technical craft where even the breathing sounds matter.”

In a Dream #4 Top 10 Killer Covers    
Jazz Times, December 2009



5 Top CD Picks
A Blog Supreme / NPR JAZZ, Patrick Jarenwattananon      

"...her voice coos, breathy and wistful and pitch-perfect...   she knows how to sculpt an arrangement.      
For us jazz insider types, it's looking like her time has finally come; the jazz neophyte may wonder why it hasn't arrived earlier."

#6: Steve Greenlee's top jazz albums for 2009   
The Boston Globe critics top 10 list, Steve Greenlee

Gretchen Parlato - In a Dream: "Whispering and breathing where other singers belt... Parlato nearly creates her own subgenre of jazz vocals." 

#8: Critics Picks: Top 50 New Albums     

—JazzTimes Magazine 

#9: NPR's Best Music of 2009   
The Year of Living Improvisationally, Josh Jackson   

"Intimacy and shared sense of purpose yields stellar results on In a Dream, especially the duets with guitarist Lionel Loueke. Parlato has a commanding vocal control and rhythmic dexterity that's dynamic, even when she's breathy and gossamer."