Nicki Parrott - Moon River (Japanese edition)
Nicki Parrott - Moon River (Japanese edition)
Nicki Parrott - Moon River (Japanese edition)
Nicki Parrott - Moon River (Japanese edition)
Nicki Parrott - Moon River (Japanese edition)
Nicki Parrott - Moon River (Japanese edition)

Nicki Parrott - Moon River (Japanese edition)

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

Harry Allen (tenor saxophone)

John Di Martino (piano)

Paul Myers (guitar)

Billy Drummond (drums)


1 LP, standard sleeve

Limited edition

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : black

Speed : 33RPM

Size : 12”

Venus Hyper Magnum Sound Direct Mix Stereo


Record Press :  Japanese pressing

Label :  Venus

Original Label : Venus

Recorded at The Studio, New York City

Engineered by Katherine Miller

Produced by Tetsuo Hara

Remastered by Tetsuo Hara

Originally released in 2007

Reissued in 2021


Tracks :

Side A:

  1. Moon River
  2. Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby?
  3. Say It Isn't So
  4. You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
  5. Cry Me A River


Side B:

  1. Takin' A Chance On Love
  2. I Don't Know Enough About You
  3. Makin' Whoopee
  4. What A Difference A Day Made
  5. Besame Mucho


Reviews :

“Since leaving her native Australia to settle in the U.S., bassist/singer Nicki Parrott has settled into the New York City jazz scene and the jazz party circuit, with occasional recording opportunities coming her way as a leader. These 2007 sessions recorded for the Japanese Venus label showcase her engaging vocals and bass chops, backed by pianist John Di Martino, guitarist Paul Meyers, drummer Billy Drummond, and on some tracks, tenor saxophonist Harry Allen. She doesn't showboat as a singer, opting to glide gently around the core of each melody, with a light, swinging style that proves highly effective. Especially fun are her renditions of "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To" (which is seductive) and a hip, bluesy "Makin' Whoopee." Warmly recommended.” AllMusic Review by Ken Dryden

Australian-born and New York-based Nicki Parrot 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.

Venus' producer Tetsuo Hara got to know Parrott when he recorded the Rachel Z band which she was a part of. For this auspicious label debut release, Parrott was teamed with wonderful musicians that include John di Martino, a wonderful pianist and arranger who has recorded several times for Venus. Paul Myers' guitar work is exemplary, and Harry Allen contributes with tasteful solos and obligatos.

As Jay Leonhart often says, many people believe it's impossible to play the jazz bass and sing at the same time. But Parrott, together with Kristin Korb on the West Coast, proves them wrong. This is a very enjoyable, straight ahead jazz album with great singing and strong performances throughout.


Ratings :

AllMusic 4/5  ,  Discogs 4.71/5

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