Gretchen Parlato Writes, Arranges And Oh Yeah, Sings A Bit

On The Lost And Found, the award winning vocalist enchants us with new gems including four original compositions, fresh arrangements of jazz standards “Juju” and “Blue In Green” and a ‘gp’ take on Simply Red’s “Holding Back the Years” and “All That I Can Say” from Lauryn Hill. Joining in the fun are longtime collaborators Taylor Eigsti on piano, keys and organ, Derrick Hodge on bass, Kendrick Scott on drums and special guests Dayna Stephens on sax and Alan Hampton on guitar and vocals. Co-Produced with Grammy ™ nominated artist Robert Glasper, The Lost And Found puts Gretchen firmly in the forefront of modern jazz music.

“Parlato is utterly beguiling on ‘The Lost and Found.’ …She has (a) singular ear for rhythm and phrasing, texture and subtlety.”

“…transfixing…she fashions a mellow, drifting sound informed by Brazil and Wayne Shorter and organic R&B.”
The New York Times

“Gretchen Parlato is emerging as the most important jazz singer since Cassandra Wilson. Her vocal approach is so unique and her repertoire so eclectic that she stands to create a jazz vocal genre unto herself.”
All About Jazz

“Right away Gretchen’s phrasing and timing strikes people. It certainly did me…One thing that I’ve experienced is how she communicates with players from within the group, not ‘on top… I think that’s one of the reasons so many musicians love to play with her.”
Esperanza Spalding, Best New Artist, 2011 Grammy ™