7.Monk Medley: Get It Straight (Straight No Chaser) / Monkery's The Blues (Blue Monk) / You Know Who (I Mean You)
8.Everything Must Change
9.Donna Lee / Indiana (Back Home Again In)
10.I Ain't Got Nothin' But The Blues
11.You Can't Rush Spring
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Personnel: Karrin Allyson (vocals, percussion, piano); Kim Park (alto saxophone, flute); Randy Brecker (flugelhorn); Randy Weinstein (harmonica); Gary Burton (vibraphone); Paul Smith, Laura Caviani (piano); Danny Embrey (electric & acoustic guitars); Rod Fleeman (acoustic guitar); Bob Bowman (acoustic bass); Todd Strait (drums, percussion).
Karrin Allyson has a beautiful voice that is also quite flexible, as she shows throughout this consistently interesting release. The emphasis is a little more on ballads than usual, but there are some heated moments too. Joined by some of her favorite Kansas City-based musicians, plus a few guests (trumpeter Randy Brecker, vibraphonist Gary Burton and altoist Kim Park), Allyson sounds both lyrical and enthusiastic. High points include a touching rendition of "Everything Must Change" (a solo performance in which she accompanies herself on piano), "Daydream," "My Foolish Heart" and "So Danco Samba." ~ Scott Yanow