Nicki Parrott – Can’t Take My Eyes Off You (2011) [Japan 2016]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 58:13 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 2,37 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,21 GB
One of the most popular jazz musicians in Japan today, Nicki Parrott’s latest release from Venus Records is a gorgeous collection of romantic standards. The star-studded band includes her frequent collaborators–Harry Allen on tenor sax, her sister Lisa on alto sax, John Di Martino on piano–and, this time, Chuck Redd on vibraphone who adds a distinctive tonal color to the collective sound.
Nicki Parrott is simply one of the best singers around these days. With hints of Peggy Lee lingering in her voice, Nicki has a wonderful jazz feeling to everything that she sings. In addition, she is a first tier bassist. Having the likes of John DiMartino, Harry Allen and Chuck Redd backing her is an embarrassment of riches. In another musical age, this lady would be a major star. In the world of good music she already is a star.
01. Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
03. Detour Ahead
05. I’ve Got A Crush On You
06. Let’s Face The Music And Dance
07. Love Dance
08. Sugar Sweet
09. Somewhere Over The Rainbow
10. Say A Little Prayer
12. You’ll Never Get To Heaven
13. Best Things In Life Are Free
Produced, Mixed & Mastered by Tetsuo Hara. Engineered by Katherine Miller.
Recorded at Avatar Studio in New York on March 23 & 24, 2011.
Venus Hyper Magnum Sound Direct Mix. VENUS Japan # VHGD-122.
Nicki Parrott – vocals, bass
John Di Martino – piano
Harry Allen – tenor saxophone
Lisa Parrott – baritone saxophone
Chuck Redd – vibraphone
Alvin Atkinson – drums