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- Sunday, Nov 22, 2015
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About Karrin Allyson
Throughout her fifteen albums, Karrin Allyson, five-time Grammy nominee in the Best Jazz Vocalist category, has demonstrated an uncanny ability to ‘get inside’ a lyric; to take over a song and reshape it into something magical.
Now, in a brand-new album to be released on 3 August 2018, Karrin steps forward commandingly in a new role — as songwriter, revealing thirteen new songs in an astonishing range of styles and moods.
Teaming up with the remarkable L.A. producer and recording artist Chris Caswell and her very talented current working band — Miro Sprague on piano, Jeff Johnson on bass, Rod Fleeman on guitar, and Jerome Jennings on drums and featuring guest artists Regina Carter on violin and the magisterial Houston Person on tenor saxophone; she has produced an album full of unexpected delights, including a guest appearance from mega-bassist Lee Sklar.
So, if you like soulful, sly, heartfelt, groovy songs with meaningful (and fun) lyrics, here they are — brand new, welcome, and somehow beautifully familiar.
What Other People Have Been Saying...
“One of the most grounded singers working today… exceptionally keen eye for the smart, semi-obscure pop or jazz number that speaks directly to the moment.” — New York Times
“Allyson knows what jazz singing is all about…sometimes tender, sometimes tough, (she) always strikes the right chord.” — Associated Press
“The stuff that shivers are made of, both innocent, sexy, and world weary.” — Washington Post
“13 finely crafted originals that variously suggest the spiritedness of Carole King, the perspicacity of Paul Simon, the warmth of Irving Berlin, and the bite of Bob Dorough or Dave Frishberg.” — JazzTimes