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Parlato, Gretchen / In A Dream
Album:In A Dream Collection:Jazz
Artist:Parlato, Gretchen Added:Aug 2009

A-File Activity
Add Date:2009-10-04 Pull Date:2009-12-06 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Nov 22Nov 15Nov 1Oct 25Oct 18Oct 11

 Recent Airplay
1.Aug 09, 2014:The Proselytizer Radio News Hour
4.Nov 13, 2009:No Cover, No Minimum
I Can't Help It
2.Mar 21, 2014:No Cover, No Minimum
I Can't Help It
5.Oct 30, 2009:No Cover, No Minimum, No Chit-Chat
3.Nov 20, 2009:No Cover, No Minimum
6.Oct 23, 2009:No Cover, No Minimum
On The Other Side

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-09-28 
ObliqSound, 2009

JAZZ VOCALS – Intriguing young singer teams up with a great cast of innovative players (Lionel Loueke, Aaron Parks, etc.) for a soulful and very different set of modern jazz. Parlato’s intimate, breathy delivery and rhythmically sophisticated approach weaves itself into the fabric of the beautiful, dreamlike music, an echo of Brazil by way of fairyland. Pop, soul, world and singer-songwriter fans should all check this out.

Gretchen Parlato - vocals
Lionel Loueke - guitar & vocals
Aaron Parks - piano, keyboards
Derrick Hodge - acoustic & electric bass
Kendrick Scott - drums

* * * * | Fo’s Picks: 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11

1. 4:49 – wow… Stevie Wonder song: just breathy vocals, mouth perc, guitar
2. 5:34 – deadpan vocal over sparse skittery beat / pretty, flowing breaks
3. 5:02 – infant song into soulful, aching Herbie Hancock tune: wispy, delicate
4. 5:30 – gorgeous r&b ballad: fragile vocal, floating melody… so nice!
5. 3:22 – pretty Brazilian tune with light scatting, handclaps, vocal effects…
6. 5:13 – sweet, lilting piano, wistful vocal; picks up a heavier chamber aspect
7. 4:05 – infant song woven into a pulsing, wordless Wayne Shorter fantasy
8. 4:17 – Duke Ellington ballad: soft, breathy, very intimate with a modern feel
9. 3:58 – sweet, soft sway & layers of quiet vocal rhythm; sparkling keys/guitar
10. 5:10 – surprise! relatively forceful drum beat, whispery soulful vocal
11. 4:19 – shorter, stripped-down edit of #3, a closer yet more open sound

[ Fo ] 09/28/09

Track Listing
1.I Can't Help It 6.Turning Into Blue
2.Within Me 7.E.S.P.
3.Butterfly 8.Azure
4.In A Dream 9.On The Other Side
5.Doralice 10.Weak
 11.Butterfly (Radio Edit)