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If you dig vibrant, jazzy, and sensuous vocals with depth that yields only to her sensitivity, then do yourself a favor and checkout the talented Gretchen Parlato

Gretchen Parlato

Gretchen Parlato

Gretchen Parlato | In A Dream [Obliqsound, 2009]

“‘In a Dream’ belongs in the 4-5 Grammy nominations for Best Jazz Vocal Album…”

“There’s an enigmatic quality to Gretchen Parlato’s singing, a mysterious brew of sound and breath, of simmering inner rhythms and phrasing that curls seductively around the words. The first track, Stevie Wonder’s “I Can’t Help It,” immediately announces that the album is going be an extraordinary musical experience.

Parlato has been blessed with extraordinary talents — an unerring sense of pitch, utterly relaxed rhythmic clarity, an open ear for harmony. Other singers have similar abilities. But what makes Parlato so unique is the imaginative way in which she uses those skills to rove deeply within the instrumental sounds, while still retaining her presence as the vocal center of the music.”

Source: gretchenparlato.com

Also, please visit “Checkout Studio Session: Gretchen Parlato” interview as she performs three live cuts in WBGO Studios. ~ “Checkout Studio Session