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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...
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All Music Guide
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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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/3/1999
  • Label: Concord Records
  • UPC: 013431486527
  • Catalog Number: 4865
  • Sales rank: 60,368

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Karrin Allyson Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Percussion, Piano, Vocals, Shaker
Gil Goldstein Piano, Accordion
Paul Smith Piano
Bob Bowman Bass
Danny Embrey Acoustic Guitar, Shaker
Rod Fleeman Acoustic Guitar
Kim Park Alto Saxophone
Todd Strait Percussion, Drums, Shaker
Doug Auwarter Drums, Surdo
Bill McGlaughlin Conductor
John Adams Viola
Paul E. Smith Synthesizer, Piano
Technical Credits
Heitor Villa-Lobos Composer
Roberto Menescal Composer
Karrin Allyson Liner Notes
John Burk Executive Producer
Danny Embrey Arranger
Rod Fleeman Arranger
George Horn Mastering
Nick Phillips Producer
Ron Ubel Engineer
Alexis Davis Director, Product Development
Glen Barros Executive Producer
Bill McGlaughlin Arranger
Ronaldo Bôscoli Composer
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  • Posted August 15, 2011

    Love Every Song

    I can't imagine not owning this CD. It is my go-to disc that I play when I want to leave the real world behind. Love her voice and the way she puts her own take on each song.

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