lean in

Gretchen Parlato
Lionel Loueke

Lean In
on Edition Records

    Best Jazz Vocal Album

‘Lean In’ tells the story of 20 years of connection, inspiration
and friendship between two musical soulmates.

Lean In is all about healing, deep trust, love and family...
a record sharing songs of inspiration, reflection, wonder and unity,
encouraging us to ‘lean in’ to ourselves and to those around us. 

This really is a record for the soul. 

Best of 2023 - The Guardian
Best of 2023-24 - Jazz News Paris
Best of 2023 - The Boston Globe
20 Best of 2023 - JazzFM
10 Albums You Need to Know - JAZZIZ
Editors Choice — JAZZIZ 
#1 Top Albums — iTunes Jazz
Album of the Week — All About Jazz
Album of the Week — Danish Jazz Radio

produced by Gretchen Parlato & Lionel Loueke

Gretchen Parlato – voice, percussion 
Lionel Loueke – guitar, voice, percussion 

guest personnel

Mark Guiliana – drums, percussion (tracks 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12)
Burniss Travis – electric bass (tracks 3, 6, 11)
Marley Guiliana – voice (tracks 3, 6, 12)
Lisa Loueke – voice (track 3)
Recorded by Pete Min at Lucy’s Meat Market, Los Angeles 
Mixed by Pete Min at Lucy’s Meat Market, Los Angeles 
Mastered by Dave Darlington at Bass Hit Recording, NYC

"The artistic accord between Gretchen Parlato and Lionel Loueke can be compared to one Billie Holiday shared with Lester Young.
The dynamic duo often create rainforests of sonic wonder."
—John Murph, Downbeat
"positively joyous. A treat." 
— Neil Spencer, The Guardian

“no superlative would be powerful enough to describe it.
Joe Zawinul and his group Weather Report paved the way for joyful cultural blends, which are only mastered by the greatest artists, as is the case here.”
—  Thierry De Clemensat, Bayou Blue News,  Paris Move 

Selvage: the album cover art by Nicolau Vergueiro