Karrin Allyson is one of a kind, one of those special jazz vocalists that come around once in a great while who can put the soul of jazz and blues into a song so perfectly that it is oftentimes hard to define, a singer's singer, a moving force that moves a listening audience in all the right ways. Once you have heard Karrin Allyson sing, you will become a listener to her jazz vocal stylings.
Karrin Allyson is joined with the ever-inventive & creative jazz pianist Mulgrew Miller and other gifted musicians in IN BLUE to give outstanding performances of 13 songs. Every one of these songs will touch the listener in a personal way.
"Moanin'," "The Meaning of the Blues," "My Bluebird," "Love Me Like A Man," and the classic "Angel Eyes" are excellent perspectives on the vocal range and fine singing gifts of Karrin Allyson. Every song on the collection serves as an enjoyable and entertaining showcase piece for her artistic expressions. I enjoyed each song because each song was straight-forward and emotionally honest, and I could feel the depth of her message as she sang. "Hum Drum Blues" and "Blue Motel Room" will gather Karrin Allyson new fans who enjoy heart-felt blues singing.
IN BLUE is something to savor, to enjoy, and something special not to be missed. It is a perfect blend. Flawless jazz vocal performances.
Highly recommended. This is jazz & blues vocals at their finest, performed by Karrin Allyson.