Nicki Parrott - Close To You (Japanese edition)
Nicki Parrott - Close To You (Japanese edition)
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Nicki Parrott - Close To You (Japanese edition)
Nicki Parrott - Close To You (Japanese edition)

Nicki Parrott - Close To You (Japanese edition)

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Nicki Parrott, vocals, bass [click here to see more vinyl featuring Nicki Parrot]

John Di Martino, piano

Paul Meyers, guitar

Harry Allen, tenor sax

Alvin Atkinson, drums


1 LP, standard sleeve

Limited edition

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : black

Speed : 33RPM

Size : 12”



Record Press :  Japanese Pressing

Label :  Venus

Original Label :  Venus

Recorded at Trading 8's Studio in New York on July 4, 5 & 6, 2017

Engineered by Chris Sulit

Mastered and mixed by Tetsuo Hara

Produced by Tetsuo Hara

Originally released in 2017

Reissued in 2018


Tracks :

Side A:

  1. Walk On By
  2. Close To You
  3. Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head
  4. Wishin’ And Hopin'
  5. Wives And Lovers
  6. Alfie

Side B:

  1. A House Is Not A Home
  2. Make It Easy On Yourself
  3. Do You Know The Way To San Jose
  4. I Say A Little Prayer
  5. What The World Needs Now Is Love


Reviews :

Australian-born and New York-based Nicki Parrott is a double threat: She can play the bass very competently, and has a singing voice that shares the relaxed sexiness of Julie London and the coquettishness of Blossom Dearie. She has performed and recorded with the legendary guitarist Les Paul, pianist Rachel Z and her sister Lisa Parrott.

For this collection of Burt Bacharach songs, Nicki is supported by John Di Martino on piano, Paul Meyers on guitar, Harry Allen on tenor sax, and Alvin Atkinson on drums.

"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


Ratings :

Discogs 5/5

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