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The Atlanta Jazz Party - April 23, 24 and 25

Friday, Apr 23, 2010 7:00p to Saturday, Apr 24, 2010 12:30a

A 20 Year Tradition, 20 World Class Musicians in a World Class property performing classic jazz in the tradition of Chicago, New York and BG Swing Groups. Our fans come from 50 states and 9 countries and tell us year after year that we're the greatest so come see for yourself. I hope to see you there.

Philip Carroll

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The Atlanta Jazz Party - April 23, 24 and 25

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(no rating) Mar 24, 2010 - consultphilip
Nicki Parrott Trio


Feinstein's, New York City
January 7, 2010
By Joe Lang
There are some performers who have what I would call star quality. It is a combination of talent and charisma that enables them to stand out from the pack, and simply wow an audience. Bassist/vocalist Nicki Parrott is one of those people so blessed. She is a superb bass player, sings with the seductive quality of Peggy Lee or Julie London, has a naturally engaging personality, and a sense of humor that pervades all aspects of her talent. In addition, she is one beautiful lady!
It was fitting that her performance at Feinstein's on January 7, where she was accompanied by pianist Rossano Sportiello and guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli, was dedicated to the two vocalists mentioned above.
Parrott got things off at a fever pitch by singing and playing, appropriately enough, Lee's huge hit, "Fever." She started off solely with her bass accompanying her vocal before Sportiello added his incredible pianism. Next was a nod in London's direction with "When I Fall in Love," normally sung as a languid ballad, but in Parrott's hands it became a lightly bouncing declaration of the need for commitment in romance.

Rossano SportielloSportiello took the spotlight for an instrumental version of "If Dreams Come True," with Parrott offering strong support. Another favorite of Peggy Lee was "Let's Do It," a saucy Cole Porter song that is perfect for freshly added verbiage. Parrott drew out each suggestive nuance from the existing lyrics, while adding a few new references of her own, and using a verse penned by Noel Coward. She then stepped back and allowed Sportiello demonstrate his considerable chops with a far ranging and eclectic medley.

buckyIt was now time for Pizzarelli to join the fun, and he sat down to play a tender unaccompanied pairing of "It's Easy to Remember," and "This Nearly Was Mine." The trio next visited the lovely Django Reinhardt classic "Nuages."
Parrott returned to her vocalizing with a tune written by Lee and Dave Barbour, "I Don't Know Enough about you. Another nod in the direction of London was Parrott's sultry reading of "Go Slow." The Parrott family also includes Lisa, a wonderful reed player, and she came onstage to play baritone sax behind sister Nicki's laugh inducing original, "I Like Big Instruments."
Nicki Parrott has recently been performing another song originally recorded by Lee, "I Love the Way You're Breaking My Heart." It has become a big favorite with her growing legion of fans, and was a natural for inclusion on this occasion. The many Pizzarelli admirers always expect him to play his iconic arrangement of "Honeysuckle Rose," and he did not disappoint, as Parrott, Sportiello and the guitar master gave the song a full ride to close the set.
Nicki Parrott simply sparkled in her debut as a leader at a major New York City music venue. The packed and enthusiastic room left no doubt that they loved her madly, and that she deserves an extended gig either here or at another club like Birdland, the Oak Room, Dizzy's Club Coca Cola or The Iridium.

 
 
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