Edition Records Ltd.
|Shipping August 2022|
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Gorgeous long-awaited album from the Grammy-nominated composer and vocalist!
"There is a story to tell, now."
Gretchen Parlato has returned, not only to the recording industry but to herself, with her new Brazilian-inspired project, Flor. Portuguese for "flower", Flor is the artistic embodiment of the Grammy-nominated singer's deep dive into motherhood throughout the last six years, a metamorphic interval of space that allowed Parlato to discover the fullness of her essence through a new lens. In this season of epiphany, Parlato reaps her most personal harvest yet, which she refers to as, "a blossoming, an opening, an offering, a return."
A gorgeous synthesis of original material, American popular music, European classical music, and Brazilian standards, Flor exemplifies the many ways in which motherhood has reconnected Parlato to her own inner child, revisiting the enchantment of falling in love with music for the first time, particularly the various Brazilian genres she became enamored with as a young teenager. "This is music that I've always wanted to honor," says Parlato. "What I'm trying to find isn't outside of myself. It's not out of reach, it's actually that internal revealing of what already exists."
|1. É Preciso Perdoar|
|2. Sweet Love (featuring Gerald Clayton)|
|3. Magnus (featuring Magnus, Thaddeus, and Ashley Thompson)|
|5. What Does a Lion Say?|
|6. Roy Allan (featuring Airto Moreira)|
|7. Wonderful (featuring Gerald Clayton and Mark Guiliana)|
|8. Cello Suite No. 1, BWV 1007 : Minuet I / II|
|9. No Plan (featuring Mark Guiliana)|