Appearing @ Jazz At Kitano
Wed., March 1st
Sets: 8:00pm & 10:00pm
Alexis Parsons, voice
Frank Kimbrough, piano
Dean Johnson, bass
JAZZ AT KITANO
66 Park Avenue (East 38th Street), NYC
Two Sets: 8:00pm and 10:00pm
Cover $17 and Minimum $20
RESERVATIONS SUGGESTED (212) 885-7119
these songs of love have their anchor in the paradoxical world
reflected by Alexis Parsons’ self-titled series of tomes on the theme
of conflicted, difficult arrangements
(Self Release; 40:35 ★★★★).
Accompanied by pianist Frank Kimbrough, the bloom’s off as Parsons delivers an unmannered “The Winter Of My Discontent,” followed by a wistful look back with “Hello Young Lovers,” only to be followed up by a rare, upbeat swinger with “Just Squeeze Me.” The mood is melancholic, as the more seasoned Parsons’ breathy, desultory delivery reminds us that love is not a game to be entered into lightly."
By John Ephland - "Sirens of Today" - DownBeat Magazine
"....she deserves as much credit for her storytelling abilities as she does for her singing. She inhabits these songs as if they represent her very being, making Alexis Parsons an alluring listen from start to finish."
By Dan Bilawsky - All About Jazz