interviews & articles

Remembering the Incomparable Barbara Morrison

“Barbara Morrison taught me to pay attention to the lyrics of the song, to pay attention to the story that was being told. She would have us write out what we felt the song was about,” said Parlato, who acknowledged…

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Terri Lyne Carrington: New Standards Vol 1 

by Nigel Jarrett, Jazz Journal, Oct 07, 2022

When Gretchen Parlato penned the swirls of her chart Circling one wonders if she envisaged what drummer and composer Terri Lyne Carrington’s band and the planetary guests she assembled for this album…

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Jazz Vocalist Gretchen Parlato Is Ready to Blossom Again

by Andrew Gilbert, KQED

In the decade following Gretchen Parlato’s triumph at the 2004 Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz International Vocals Competition, she changed the texture of the New York scene.  

Although she only recorded a precious handful of albums…

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SFJAZZ Collective’s New Lineup, Paradigm

Yoshi Kato, Downbeat Magazine, 11/09/2021

For the second time in three years, the all-star SFJAZZ Collective is shifting its paradigm. 

Since its founding in 2004, the SFJAZZ Collective had the same instrumentation: trumpet, tenor and alto saxophone, trombone, vibraphone, piano…

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Gretchen Parlato — Renaissance in Bloom

By Suzanne Lorge   I  Feb. 12, 2021 

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…

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Gretchen Parlato ‘Flor’ —March 2021

by Nicky Schrire, LondonJazz

"I met Parlato in 2007—she lugged her amp up stairs, through awkwardly shaped turnstiles, and performed to a near-empty venue...her friend, Espe, sat in on a couple of duo tunes. Esperanza Spalding, to be clear."


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