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Footprints

Karrin Allyson

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Album Review

Vocalist Karrin Allyson has been making waves on the mainstream jazz scene since the '90s, which leaves fans eagerly awaiting new collections like Footprints. While the album features a number of things that fans have come to expect — good songs, scat singing, and fine vocals — Footprints also adds a number of guest spots to sweeten the package. Most notably, Allyson is joined by vocalists Nancy King and Jon Hendricks for duets on about half of the songs, and on "Everybody's Boppin'," all three join in the fun. Allyson and King's vocals styles intertwine easily on "All You Need to Say (Never Say Yes)," one of the high points of the album. They also turn in a fine, relaxed take on John Coltrane and Chris Caswell's "A Long Way to Go (Equinox)." Allyson's lighter tone also reflects well with Hendricks' deeper, granular approach on "Strollin'." All three really cut loose on "Everybody's Boppin'," an upbeat bit of nonsense that had to be difficult to record no matter how much fun it sounds. Footprints only downside is that the set list and approach, while always tasteful, is too evenly paced and tame; at times, it follows its mainstream jazz predecessors too closely. Fans who have enjoyed Allyson's early work, however, will embrace the album warmly. ~ Ronnie D. Lankford, Jr., Rovi

Customer Reviews

Footprints

What a pleasure it is to hear this experienced artist performing great music! Karrin is on par with all fine jazz singers.

Real Jazz Vocals

I have always thought Allyson has a good voice. I like the fact that you can't nail her to one style of singing. I felt this CD was what I would describe as "old school" jazz vocals. I was really surprised when she through some scat in the mix. I'm glad I purchased footprints-very good job.

Something Worth Having Now

Cool ("But I Was") Jazz,Warm Silky Voice, Hot Band, Covert Action Surprise Guests, "All You Need To Say" is Yes. Karrin gives me Goosebumps.

Biography

Born: Great Bend, KS

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

One of the more impressive jazz singers to emerge in the '90s, Karrin Allyson is a great scat singer but also highly expressive on ballads. Born in Great Bend, Kansas, Allyson grew up in Omaha, Nebraska and the San Francisco Bay Area — during which time she began taking classical piano lessons, in addition to performing as a folksinger and in an all-female rock band, Tomboy. Upon graduating from the University of Nebraska in 1987 (and receiving a degree in piano), Allyson sang regularly at...
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