Summer-Themed Songs from Acclaimed Vocalist & Bassist!
Coming after the Spring-themed Sakura Sakura, Summertime is the second in bassist-vocalist's Nicki Parrott's seasonal series of albums. An all-star group of New York-based musicians supports the immensely gifted Parrott on this release. Her sister Lisa is noticeably featured on alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, and bass clarinet. The addition of the marvelous young trumpeter Dominick Farinacci is a great delight.
In June 2000, Nicki began performing on Monday nights at the Iridium Jazz Club with the legendary guitarist and inventor, Les Paul. As part of the Les Paul Trio, Nicki worked side-by-side with guitar greats from Paul McCartney, Slash, Steve Miller to fellow Aussie, Tommy Emmanuel.
Since then she has performed with such notable musicians as Michel Legrand, Joe Wilder, Randy Brecker, Clark Terry, Jose Feliciano, Bucky Pizzarelli, John Pizzarelli, Dick Hyman, Patti Labelle & the New York Pops Orchestra, Harry Allen, Warren Vache, Marlena Shaw, David Krakauer, Ken Peplowski, Ann Hampton Callaway, Bill Mays, Scott Hamilton, Lillian Boutte, Larry Carlton and Houston Person, to name a few.
"She has that special gift you cannot buy in a music store." -Les Paul
"A double threat: she plays the bass fabulously, and has a singing voice that shares the relaxed sexiness of Julie London and the coquettishness of Blossom Dearie." -Swing Journal
"Worth hunting the web for!" -Russell Davies, BBC
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Nicki Parrott, vocals, bass
John Di Martino, piano
Lisa Parrott, alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, bass clarinet
Paul Meyers, guitar
Dominick Farinacci, trumpet
Tim Horner, drums
1. Too Darn Hot
2. That Sunday, That Summer
3. Indian Summer
4. The Summer Wind
5. Midnight Sun
6. On The Sunny Side Of The Street
8. Here Comes The Sun
9. In The Heat Of The Night
10. When The Sun Comes Out
12. The Things We Did Last Summer
13. The Summer Knows
14. You Are The Sunshine Of My Life