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Gretchen Parlato’s new CD now on NPR’s “First Listen”

Posted in CD Reviews, The Jazz Continues..., Video Vault, Who's New in Jazz with tags , , , on March 29, 2011 by curtjazz

As I write this brief post, I’m digging The Lost and Found,  the latest CD from the wonderful young jazz singer Gretchen Parlato, which hits the streets a week from today (Tuesday, 4/5). I’m hearing it courtesy of NPR’s terrific “First Listen”, which allows listeners to stream selected works in their entirety prior to their release.

I’ll resist the temptation to review the album, since I’m still in the process of listening to it. But I will say that I was a fan Ms. Parlato’s first two CD’s and six tracks into this one, which was co-produced by Robert Glasper, I’ve found nothing to disappoint me. In fact, I’m sitting here typing and listening with a beatific smile on my face, so I’d say that we’re off to a good start.

But don’t take my word for it, listen for yourself by clicking on the link below.

Gretchen Parlato – The Lost and Found on NPR “First Listen”

And if you dig it, BUY IT when it is released on Tuesday, 4/5.  Click the album cover below to pre-order on

For those who want something a little more visual, here’s Ms. Parlato singing “Butterfly”. Enjoy!