gretchen parlato flor is a new project that honours the LA-born singer's love of Brazilian music.
"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
Carlos Coqueijo, Alcivando Luz: E Preciso Peroar
Anita Baker, Louis A Johnson, Gary Bias: Sweet Love
Gretchen Parlato: Magnus
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