JazzTimes - 12/94, pp.138-139
"...With less vibrato than any singer since Anita O'Day, relaxation in her phrasing and no stylistc contrivances, Karrin Allyson serves the song....interested not in proving that she's a jazz singer but in interpreting the music and lyrics with clarity..."
Personnel: Karrin Allyson (vocals, piano), Bob Cooper (tenor saxophone), Randy Sandke (trumpet), Alan Broadbent, Paul Smith (piano), Rod Fleeman (acoustic guitar), Danny Embrey (guitar), Putter Smith, Bob Bowman (bass), Todd Strait, Sherman Ferguson (drums).
Recorded at Sage & Sound Recording, Hollywood, California on June 9-10, 1995. Includes liner notes by Neil Tesser.
Personnel: Karrin Allyson (vocals, piano); Rod Fleeman (guitar, acoustic guitar); Danny Embrey (guitar); Bob Cooper (tenor saxophone); Randy Sandke (trumpet); Paul E. Smith , Alan Broadbent, Paul Smith (piano); Sherman Ferguson, Todd Strait (drums).
Audio Mixer: Phil Edwards .
Liner Note Author: Neil Tesser.
Recording information: Sage & Sound Recording, Hollywood, CA (06/09/1993-09/09/1993); Soundtrek, Kansas City, MO (06/09/1993-09/09/1993).
Unknown Contributor Roles: Danny Embrey; Paul E. Smith ; Putter Smith; Randy Sandke ; Sherman Ferguson; Bob Cooper.
Arrangers: Karrin Allyson; Alan Broadbent.
Karrin Allyson has a small and sometimes hoarse voice but she does so much with it that her bop session is easily recommended. Her all-star sextet (comprised of trumpeter Randy Sandke, the late tenor Bob Cooper, guitarist Danny Embrey, pianist Alan Broadbent, bassist Putter Smith, and drummer Sherman Ferguson) has plenty of short solos on colorful charts by Alan Broadbent. Allyson sounds perfectly at ease, whether scatting on "No Moon at All," finding fresh melodic variations on "I Cover the Waterfront," or singing her original blues "Sweet Home Cookin' Man." She always swings. ~ Scott Yanow