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Beautiful, Alluring Vocals! Includes “For Sentimental Reasons” & “When I Fall In Love”!
Nicki Parrott plays bass and sings Nat King Cole’s songbook with the help of fellow jazzmates John Di Martino on piano, Frank Vignola on guitar and Lisa Parrott on saxophone and clarinet.
Born in Newcastle, Australia, Nicki started her musical training at age four with the piano, followed by the flute, soon after. Nicki switched to double bass at the age of 15. After graduating high school she moved to Sydney to study jazz at the New South Wales Conservatorium of Music where she began to play with Australian musicians such as Mike Nock, Dale Barlow, Paul Grabowsky, Bernie McGann, and Ten Part Invention. She also toured Australia with Russian musicians Daniel Kramer and Alexander Fischer and American trumpeters Bobby Shew and Chuck Findley. She continued her studies with various bassists including visiting artists Ray Brown and John Clayton.
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, Marlena Shaw, David Krakauer, Ken Peplowski, Ann Hampton Callaway, Bill Mays, Scott Hamilton, Lillian Boutte, Larry Carlton and Houston Person, just to name a few.
“She has that special gift you cannot buy in a music store.” – Les Paul
“Nicki brings clear articulation, beautiful tone, a sense of rhythmic assuredness and a touch of allure to inventive arrangements.” – Jazz Times
“Nicki Parrott could make anyone love jazz.” – Cabaret Scene
Recorded at Trading 8’s Studio in New York on October 25, 26 & November 9, 10, 2016.
• 180g Vinyl
• Mixed and Mastered By Tetsuo Hara
• Made in Japan
Nicki Parrott, vocals, bass
John Di Martino, piano
Frank Vignola, guitar
Lisa Parrott, bariton sax, bass clarinet
1. Walkin’ My Baby Back Home
2. Let’s Fall In Love
3. The Very Thought Of You
4. Hit That Jive Jack
5. Mona Lisa
1. Meet Me At No Special Place
3. Straighten Up And Fly Right
4. When I Fall In Love