live in nyc
Grammy Nominee - Best Jazz Vocal Album
4.5 stars Downbeat Magazine
1. butterfly * (hancock,maupin)
2. all that i can say ** (hill)
3. alô alô * (da viola)
4. within me * (jacob)
5. holding back the years * (hucknall, moss)
6. juju * (shorter, parlato)
7. weak ** (morgan)
8. on the other side ** (jacob)
9. better than * (parlato)
1. weak **
2. butterfly *
3. alô alô *
4. better than **
* taylor eigsti, alan hampton, mark guiliana:
CD tracks 1, 3, 4, 6.
** taylor eigsti, burniss earl travis II, kendrick scott:
CD tracks 2, 7, 8, 9.
“Gretchen Parlato is a singer-arranger of consummate control and slow-burning intensity...
lives at the crossroads of sensuous and spiritual, singing from deep within hypnotic grooves with enormous rhythmic sophistication.”
— Allen Morrison, Downbeat Magazine
"From 10,000 feet, Live in NYC is a study in suspension. Parlato puts her voice and phrasing into the ether, seemingly where it exists attached to nothing. Pianist Taylor Eigsti and the band accomplish very much the same thing: sound untethered, floating among one another. The effect is one of spacial disconnection, with each voice easily isolated and heard. But when these disparately sounding elements are brought together and managed in the same time space (and at a given tempo and signature), it all makes sonic sense...very progressive sonic sense."
— C. Michael Bailey, All About Jazz