Thanks to all who voted me a "Rising Star" for baritone saxophone in the 2014 Down Beat Jazz magazine Critics Poll and the fans for voting me into the 2014 Readers Poll again - much appreciated!
March 30 - Whynot Jazz Room, 9-11:30pm, $10 cover,
14 Christopher Street, West Village, NYC 10014
LP - alto and bari saxes, Chris Lightcap - double bass, Matt Wilson - drums, Special guest Nadje Noordhuis - trumpet and flugel
OFFICIAL CD RELEASE GIG! May 6th - Jazz at Kitano's
Sets at 8 and 10pm, $15 Cover + $20 Minimum
66 Park Avenue, East 38th St, NY NY 10014
LP - alto and bari saxes, Matt Wilson - drums, Chris Lightcap - double bass, Gary Versace - piano, Special guest Nadje Noordhuis - trumpet and flugel
Round Tripper reviews
released on Feb 24 2015
By DAN MCCLENAGHAN, Published: January 29, 2015 | allaboutjazz.com
"she brings as much feeling, as much human emotion to the mix as anyone out there. It's a sound with a backbone, with a soul, with verve and resilience: a quartet dynamic born of a perfect confluence of disparate personalities gelling toward a common goal—getting to the idea."Full review
By DAN BILAWSKY, Published January 28, 2015 I allaboutjazz.com
"While Parrott's cross-cultural band and the stylistic diversity of this music both prove to be noteworthy, the real story is about Parrott's alto work and her chemistry with Dewhurst. Those who only know Parrott as a ballasting bari player have a lot to learn. She gives that heavy horn a few spins here, but it's her adroit maneuvers on alto that delight more often on this one. And when her alto joins forces with Dewhurst, there's magic in the air. Their dialogue during "Rosa Takes A Stand" takes the song to another level, their back-and-forth banter and imbricating lines on "Dancing Laughing" elevate the music, and they finish each other's phrases and sentences during "Um A Zero." They're a perfect match and Round Tripper is the proof." Full review
Published January 20, 2015 I Midwest Record
"A Downbeat rising star for her sax work, I was looking forward to checking this out because Matt Wilson was on the date. I wouldn't have needed that much prompting if I knew she was Nicki Parrott's sister. Adapting well to big apple skronk, Parrott plays her improvs as muscularly as the boys she has to elbow out of the way to get some shelf space in New York clubs. If nothing else, you have to give her a lot of credit for turning "Waltzing Matilda" on it's head, but there's so much more to give her credit for than being that kind of one trick pony. Improv that hits the sweet spot, check out some of the rest of the talent that runs in the family."
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