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Live in NYC [DVD AUDIO] CD+DVD, Double CD


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  • Audio CD (25 Nov. 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: CD+DVD, Double CD
  • Label: ObliqSound
  • ASIN: B00EITWDE0
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 184,580 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Butterfly
2. All That I Can Say
3. Alo, Alo
4. Within Me
5. Holding Back the Years
6. Juju
7. Weak
8. On the Other Side
9. Better Than
Disc: 2
1. Butterfly
2. Alo, Alo
3. Weak
4. Better Than

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Recorded live at Rockwood Music Hall in December 2012, Gretchen Parlato 'Live in NYC' features repertoire from the Jazz chanteuse's critically acclaimed albums, 'The Lost and Found' and 'In a Dream'. The release also contains a bonus DVD of video footage from the performance.

After the success of her last studio album 'The Lost and Found', Gretchen Parlato releases her first live album on CD and DVD. The celebrated singer explains the process behind this album which she produced herself:

"I've always wanted to capture and share the magical energy, connection, and interaction of a live performance, singing with Taylor Eigsti, Alan Hampton, Burniss Earl Travis, Mark Guiliana, and Kendrick Scott has uplifted and inspired me, each of them supporting and challenging me as a singer.

Over these years of touring together, two specific bands have stood out to me: Taylor-Alan-Mark, and Taylor-Burniss-Kendrick. Each band has their own unique dynamic and approach to the music. I knew I had to feature both on this live CD/DVD."

Personnel: Gretchen Parlato (voice, percussion), Taylor Eigsti (piano, keyboard), Alan Hampton, Burniss Earl Travis II (bass, voice), Mark Guiliana, Kendrick Scott (drums)

"A jazz singer unlike any other." - MOJO

"There's a depth to her songs and a rightness about their melodic twists that holds the attention" - Evening Standard

"One of the most dreamily mellifluous tones in jazz." - Jazzwise

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(5 stars) There's something special about Gretchen Parlato. The very opposite of diva, she's a bass-player's daughter who prefers depth to histrionics. Pay attention or you might miss her subtle changes in timing and note selection. With little apparent effort, her small, pure voice creates a distilled intensity that leaves ever more fans hoping to find her latest release under their Christmas tree. --Evening Standard, (Jack Massarik), December 6, 2013

(4 stars) This is not just a must for Gretchen Parlato fans (a fast-growing group) but for all admirers of cool Latin and jazz singing improv...It's a gem of a session. --The Guardian, (John Fordham), November 29, 2013

(4 stars) Parlato and her hip New York sidemen adventurously redefine what small-group jazz can sound like...A gorgeous album. --The Times, (John Bungey), November 23, 2013

(4 stars) Each note breathes steely resolve and each breath is perfectly placed over the paired-down beats of her outstanding band...The repertoire is classic 60s jazz mixed with classy pop. --Financial Times, (Mike Hobart), November 30, 2013

(4 stars) Parlato uses her soft, supple voice like a horn, though without ever loosing grasp of lyrics and meaning. In particular, her habit of repeating her own lines until they blur into mesmerizing rhythmic phrases brilliantly flirts with serialism and abstraction without ever falling in. --The Irish Times, (Cormac Larkin), December 27, 2013

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By RBSProds TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 19 Oct. 2013
Format: Audio CD
Five IRRESISTIBLE Stars! Passionate, intense, swinging, and original jazz singing. Award-winning jazz vocalist, arranger & composer Gretchen Parlato releases a live audio and video presentation of her unique vocal artistry on "Live in NYC", plucking 'hits' from her highly-acclaimed The Lost and Found and In A Dream recordings. Recorded live at Rockwood Music Hall, New York City, in 2012, she is supported by her longstanding associates: Grammy-nominated Taylor Eigsti doubling on piano and synthesizer, and the duos of either Burniss Earl Travis on electric bass & Kendrick Scott on drums or Alan Hamption on upright bass & Mark Guiliana on drums. With her sweet soprano voice, and occasionally her hands for additional rhythmic support, she sows the aural wind with her gentle voice, ramping up the pressure until she reaps a powerful whirlwind of beauty and excitement with each song. Sometimes her unabashedly-sensual voice is barely levitating above a tension-filled whisper, supported by a group that can create accent-filled musical soundscapes to soar over or solo masterfully on their own. Her unique vocal art is a testament to the fact that singing gently can often trump those singers who 'belt out' the words and Ms Parlato is already influencing other singers in her decade-long career wake. As she sings, hums, and 'scats', she creates an atmosphere of fleeting, beautiful sonic images that float past the listener, sometimes exploding as she 'turns the table' on us and her voice becomes a burnished instrument that builds the crescendo of a song to a compelling climax. Meanwhile, pianist Eigsti and company create their own amped-up imaginative, dramatic improvisations, pushed on relentlessly by trio interaction.Read more ›
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By PAB on 2 Dec. 2013
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What a singer.This woman does not need to belt out a tune to be noticed.The music is good and her sound interweaves with the music.She's in total control of her art.This is a good live recording and very enjoyable.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R. L. Spilsbury on 12 Feb. 2014
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Gretchen and band members on top form. Few other modern jazz singers use their voice with such creativity and taste as Gretchen, and she exceeds her brilliant studio cuts in this live session. The drumming from Scott and Giuliana is world class and supports the whole so well. Why can't she tour UK more often? Come on Gretchen...
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