Karrin Allyson From Paris to Rio

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  • Released: October 11, 1999
  • Originally Released: 1999
  • Label: Concord Records

Entertainment Reviews:

JazzTimes - 12/99, p.146
"...she sings with the clarity, intelligence, and assurance that informed her previous recordings....a refreshing, soothing album....demonstrates Allyson's versatility and linguistic skills..."

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Personnel: Karrin Allyson (vocals, piano, percussion); Gil Goldstein (accordion, piano); Grigori Sandomirsky, Paul J. Hatton (violin); John Adams (viola); Steven Elisha (cello); Paul Smith (piano, synthesizer); Danny Embrey, Rod Fleeman (acoustic guitar); Bob Bowman (bass); Doug Auwarter (drums, surdo); Todd Strait (drums, percussion).
Recorded at Sountrek, Kansas City, Missouri from March 15-19 & 28, 1999. Includes liner notes by Karrin Allyson.
Allyson gets it all together once again for this lovely selection of mostly French and Portuguese tunes, which the vocalist generally sings in the original language. While there is a lesser jazz element than in some of her other recordings, Allyson is a proven stylist who knows how to make each tune hers alone. Sometimes sounding like Susannah McCorkle, Allyson floats through more than a dozen carefully picked melodies, including "Te Amo (I Love You)," "That Day (From Cinema Paradiso)," and Bud Powell's "Parisian Thoroughfare." While she scats highly effectively on occasion, most of the songs are interpreted by her rather than used as vehicles to improvise. A tasteful group of rhythm and strings (including Gil Goldstein on accordion) provides a notable backdrop. ~ Steven A. Loewy

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  • Sales Rank: 94,862
  • UPC: 013431486527
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