Entertainment Weekly - p.75
"[T]he singers, with assists from pianist Bruce Barth and others, set the words aloft." -- Grade: B
Down Beat - p.703 stars out of 5
-- "She stays within herself to create an organic approach that makes her singing -- as well as the new words -- sound like a natural evolution of the source material."
Personnel: Karrin Allyson (vocals, piano, shaker); Karrin Allyson; Bruce Barth (piano, Fender Rhodes piano); Peter Washington (upright bass); Jon Hendricks (vocals, whistling); Nancy King (vocals); Frank Wess (flute, tenor saxophone); Nick Phillips (trumpet); Todd Strait (drums).
Audio Mixer: Josiah Gluck.
Liner Note Authors: Karrin Allyson; Chris Caswell; Paul De Barros.
Recording information: Fantasy Studios, Berkley, CA (09/24/2005-10/18/2005); Sear Sound Studios, New York, NY (09/24/2005-10/18/2005).
Photographers: Lisa Stein; Randee Saint Nicholas.
Arrangers: Karrin Allyson; Bruce Barth.
A fixture on the vocal jazz scene since the early 1990s, Karrin Allyson delivers more spirited scatting and lush balladry on 2006's FOOTPRINTS. Guest vocalists Nancy King and Jon Hendricks play a prominent role throughout, and the number of duets gives the album a distinctive flavor. ("Everybody's Boppin'," a track on which all three appear, is a highlight). Yet FOOTPRINTS is still Allyson's show, with her sophisticated phrasing and smooth tone taking center stage. The album comes recommended to fans of mainstream and contemporary vocal jazz.