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Suresh Singaratnam / Gretchen Parlato / Jamie Reynolds: That Is You

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Suresh Singaratnam / Gretchen Parlato / Jamie Reynolds: That Is You
The art of the ballad seems almost forgotten in today's environment of programmed beats, Auto-Tune and sampled music. But in the hands of three gifted young artists—trumpeter Suresh Singaratnam, singer Gretchen Parlato, and pianist Jamie Reynolds—the magic of intimate songwriting and beautiful music can still capture the heart as heard in the lovely "That Is You." Its warm ambiance is perfected: first by the trumpet's glowing introduction; then by Parlato's supple and poignant voice, softly pouring out heartfelt lyrics of love, loss, and expectancy; all measured by the piano's gentle accompaniment.

Parlato's always alluring voice is perfectly matched with the tune's empathetic music and lyrics, written by Singaratnam, an emerging leader who released the memorable Lost In New York (Suresong Music, 2010) earlier this year. To be transported from stress and worry—if only for a brief moment—this song can surely do the trick. To paraphrase the great Billy Strayhorn, "That Is You" is a lovesome thing.

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Title: That Is You | Year Released: 2010 | Record Label: Suresong Music

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