Les Paul’s Trio featuring Nicki Parrott – Autumn Leaves – IridiumLive! 9.17.2012

Les Paul’s Trio featuring Nicki Parrott – Autumn Leaves – IridiumLive! 9.17.2012

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IridiumLive! 9.17.2012
Les Paul’s Trio featuring Nicki Parrott – Autumn Leaves

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Produced and Mixed live by Doug Yoel
Filmed by Greg “Shaggy” Zemalkowski

East of the Sun by Brooks Bowman – Nicki Parrott & Rossano Sportiello at Shanghai Jazz (Madison, NJ)

East of the Sun by Brooks Bowman – Nicki Parrott & Rossano Sportiello at Shanghai Jazz (Madison, NJ)

Nicki Parrott is a world-class double bassist and singer/songwriter. In her work with artists from around the globe she has brought a signature sound to every bass part she has played. She performs regularly at the world’s best Jazz Festivals and can be seen Mondays at the Iridium Jazz Club in New York City with the legendary guitarist and inventor, Les Paul. Since June of 2000, this union has been an ideal showcase for her musical abilities, flair for improv, and gift for entertaining a crowd. An accomplished stride pianist, Rossano Sportiello grew up listening to Jelly Roll Morton, Fats Waller and Ralph Sutton, whom he met shortly before the elder’s death. However, his pianistic style also pays homage to the swing and bebop eras.

Nicki Parrott – Bass, Vocals
Rossano Sportiello – Piano

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Shanghai Jazz opened in October 1995 and has been named “One of the Top 100 Great Jazz Clubs in the World.” We have earned rave reviews for our food, service and ambience from the New York Times, Star Ledger, Zagat Survey and Inside New Jersey. Our philosophy is warm hospitality, gourmet Asian cuisine inspired by the seasons, a well-focused wine list and a full bar with almost a dozen beers on tap, including our own micro-brew Shanghai Jazz Ale. And of course exceptional value. We are proud to present world class artists 6 nights a week with no music charge except for special events.

Owners Martha Chang and David Niu returned to Martha’s hometown of Madison, New Jersey after traveling, working and studying in Asia with the aid of a Fulbright fellowship. Inspired by Shanghai in the 1920s and 30s, when it was known as the “Paris of the Orient,” we have sought to create a jazz club infused with “Jazz and Joy.”

At Shanghai Jazz, we are delighted and honored to share our love of Great American jazz, regional Asian specialties and fine wine with you. Whether you enjoy dim sum and cocktails in our Long Oak Bar, an intimate dinner with family and friends, or a unique social or corporate gathering, we look forward to welcoming you to our home.

VIDEO & AUDIO PRODUCTION
Gene Guerrero / gene@smartbizwebmedia.com
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+ Vocal Microphone: Rode M1-S
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PHOTO CREDITS
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Nicki Parrott – Smile

Nicki Parrott – Smile

Nicki Parrott “Smile”
ニッキ・パロット「スマイル」
From the album Nicki Parrott – “The Look Of Love”
[Lyrics to “Smile”]

Smile though your heart is aching
Smile even though it’s breaking
When there are clouds in the sky
You’ll get by

If you smile through your fear and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You’ll see the sun come shining through
For you

Light up your face with gladness
Hide every trace of sadness
Although a tear maybe ever so near
That’s the time you must keep on trying

Smile, what’s the use of crying
You’ll find that life is still worthwhile
If you just smile

Oh, that’s the time you must keep on trying
Smile, what’s the use of crying
You’ll find that life is still worthwhile
If you just smile

Nicki Parrott – On The Street Where You Live

Nicki Parrott – On The Street Where You Live

Nicki Parrott “On The Street Where You Live”
ニッキ・パロット「君住む街角」
From the album Nicki Parrott – “The Look Of Love”
[Lyrics to “On The Street Where You Live”]

I have often walked down the street before
But the pavement always
Stayed beneath my feet before

All at once am I
Several stories high
Knowing I’m on the street where you live

Are there lilac trees
In the heart of town?
Can you hear a lark in any other part of town?

Does enchantment pour
Out of every door?
No, it’s just on the street where you live

And oh, the towering feeling
Just to know somehow you are near
The overpowering feeling
That any second you may suddenly appear

People stop and stare
They don’t bother me
For there’s no where else on earth
That I would rather be

Let the time go by
I won’t care if I
Can be here on the street where you live

People stop and stare
They don’t bother me
For there’s no where else on earth
That I would rather be

Let the time go by
I won’t care if I
Can be here on the street where you live
Let me be on the street where you live

Aimee Nolte & Nicki Parrott Live at the Jazz Corner

Aimee Nolte & Nicki Parrott Live at the Jazz Corner

Recorded at The Jazz Corner in Hilton Head, South Carolina, July 12, 2017

Just 3 hours after meeting Nicki for the first time, we had to perform together as part of the Hilton Head Jazz Camp at great club called The Jazz Corner. I’m so glad to report that the two of us really hit it off and had a blast playing together. I’m sure it won’t be the last time. She’s absolutely wonderful! Please checkhttp://www.nickiparrott.com and get an album or two! Tasty stuff all around.

The short setlist:
Blue Moon/Moonglow
Where Or When
On The Sunny Side Of The Street

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Aimee Nolte