8 Jun 2018

Live: Gretchen Parlato flor at Wellington Jazz Festival 2018

From Jazz on Concert, 8:00 pm on 8 June 2018


gretchen parlato flor is a new project that honours the LA-born singer's love of Brazilian music.

Gretchen Parlato and band at Wellington Jazz Festival 2018

Gretchen Parlato and band at Wellington Jazz Festival 2018 Photo: Stephen A'Court Photography

"Flor means flower, representing blossoming, opening, renewal, and return, as I am returning to music after taking some time away for motherhood.

The music is all within a Brazilian context, some nostalgic and familiar sounds, some original and new, bringing and gathering other genres, but all in a unique intimate context.

I am accompanied by Marcel Camargo on guitar,  Artyom Manukyan on cello, and Leo Costa on drums/percussion." (Gretchen Parlato)

Gretchen Parlato with Marcel Camargo, Leo Costa & Artyom Manukyan

Recorded in Opera House Wellington by Darryl Stack for RNZ Music

Music Details:

Carlos Coqueijo, Alcivando Luz: E Preciso Peroar

Anita Baker, Louis A Johnson, Gary Bias: Sweet Love

Gretchen Parlato: Magnus

Pixinguinha: Rosa

Chris Morrissey, Gretchen Parlato: What does a lion say?

Djavan: Flor de Lis

Bach: Menuett (Cello Suite No 1)

David Bowie: No Plan

Gretchen Parlato: Wonderful

Ary Barroso: E luxo só

Stevie Wonder: I can't help it


  • Gretchen Parlato: voice as an instrument