Nicki Parrott – Black Coffee (2010) [Japan 2014]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 62:35 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 2,53 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,28 GB
Nicki Parrott’s eagerly awaited third album is a sultry and attractive tribute to Peggy Lee and Julie London. She is again surrounded by a hugely talented cast that includes pianist John Di Martino, tenor saxophonist Harry Allen and guitarist Paul Myers as well as her sister Lisa Parrott who plays baritone and soprano sax and bass clarinet. In 2010, the album received Swing Journal’s Gold Disc award. Worth hunting the web for!
In June 2000, Nicki began performing on Monday nights at the Iridium Jazz Club with the legendary guitarist and inventor, Les Paul. As part of the Les Paul Trio, Nicki worked side-by-side with guitar greats from Paul McCartney, Slash, Steve Miller to fellow Aussie, Tommy Emmanuel. Since then she has performed with such notable musicians as Michel Legrand, Joe Wilder, Randy Brecker, Clark Terry, Jose Feliciano, Bucky Pizzarelli, John Pizzarelli, Dick Hyman, Patti Labelle & the New York Pops Orchestra, Harry Allen, Warren Vache, Marlena Shaw, David Krakauer, Ken Peplowski, Ann Hampton Callaway, Bill Mays, Scott Hamilton, Lillian Boutte, Larry Carlton and Houston Person, to name a few.
Highlights include the title track which displays Nicki’s tremendous vocal talent, whimsical “Dark Eyes” where Nicki sings in unison with her own arco bass, and “Fever” where she substitutes the famous vocal-drum duet section by Peggy Lee with a duet with her own bass!
01. Dark Eyes
02. Black Coffee
03. Why Don’t You Do Right
04. Alright,Okay,You Win
05. Don’t Smoke In Bed
07. Go Slow
08. Hallelujah,I Love Him So
09. I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
10. Just One More Chance
11. No Moon At All
12. Our Day Will Come
13. So In Love
14. Where Or When
15. When I Fall In Love
Produced, Mixed & Mastered by Tetsuo Hara. Engineered by Katherine Miller.
Recorded on December 17-19, 2009 at Avatar Studio in New York.
Venus Hyper Magnum Sound Direct Mix. VENUS Japan # VHGD-25.
Nicki Parrott – vocals, bass
Harry Allen – tenor sax
Lisa Parrott – baritone & soprano sax, bass clarinet
John Di Martino – piano
Paul Myers – guitar
Dion Parson – drums