Friday, January 2, 2015

Full Show Friday: Gretchen Parlato Lotos Jazz Fest 2013

We search the murky back waters of youtube to find full concerts and post them to the site weekly, come back every seven days to help us celebrate Full Show Friday's.  These shows are of varying quality and may not be here for long so enjoy them while you can...As always, please support the artist every which way, but especially by seeing them live (if they are still playing)...This week...Gretchen Parlato!

It's Jazzy January again here at RtBE, so get ready to kick off 2015 with some different styled shows every Friday, we are skewing into new (or more recent) jazz land this month but it's all cool daddy'O! Keeping it recent to prove there is amazing live jazz still being performed no matter what Ken Burns says.

We have not heard of Gretchen Parlato before, but we noticed when we did last years Jazz January we didn't give any love to the Ladies, so we are remedying that the first two weeks of this years Jazz Winter Interlude.

Both females will heat up things this winter, yet this is the first time I am listening to Parlato who has won awards as a vocalist (next weeks we know well). This has some really nice sound all around with the piano rolling gloriously. I can also say with 100% accuracy after hearing Herbie Hancock scat-sing, I would much rather hear Gretchen do her version of the art form.   

01 Butterfly (Herbie Hancock / Jean Hancock / Bennie Maupin)
02 Juju (Wayne Shorter)
03 Alô Alô (Paulinho da Viola)
04 Come to Me (Björk)
05 If It Was (Alan Hampton / Gretchen Parlato)
06 Like Someone In Love (Johnny Burke / Jimmy Van Heusen)
07 Weak (Brian Alexander Morgan)
08 Magnus (Gretchen Parlato)
09 Still (Alan Hampton)

Gretchen Parlato - vocal & percussion
Alan Hampton - bass, acoustic guitar, vocal
Aaron Parks - piano
Mark Guiliana - drums

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