Gretchen Parlato – The Lost and Found

April 8, 2011 / No Comments / Tags: Alan Hampton, dayna Stephens, gretchen parlato, jazz, jazz vocals, kendrick scott, robert glasper, taylor eigsti, the lost and found,

(Obliq Sound)

With her gentle, soulful, resonant tone and unique blend of jazz, urban and Brazilian elements, Gretchen Parlato has a sound and vibe all her own. Her latest recording The Lost and Found, the followup to her critically-acclaimed sophomore effort, is a journey into the colors and textures that comprise Parlato’s musical persona. For this effort, the singer teamed with heralded pianist Robert Glasper to create wonderfully inventive arrangements of the songs, most of which are her own compositions of poetic, lyrical depth. Parlato also takes on tunes made famous by Wayne Shorter, Miles Davis, Mick Hucknall and Lauryn Hill. Surrounding herself with outstanding talent, the album features Derrick Hoddge on bass, Kendrick Scott on drums, Dayna Stephens, Alan Hampton on guitar and vocals, Taylor Eigsti on piano and Glasper on Fender Rhodes. This project makes yet another case for Parlato being one of the most creative and outstanding vocalists of the modern jazz era.

Click here to listen to a clip of “Holding Back The Years”.

Tracks: Holding Back The Years, Winter Wind, How We Love, Juju, Still, Better Than, Alô, Circling, Henya, In A Dream Remix, All That I Can Say, Me and You, Blue In Green, The Lost and Found, Without A Sound.