Ballads remembering john coltrane karrin allyson biography
The songs she performs are drawn from a variety of genres, including bossa nova , blues , bebop , samba , jazz standards , and other jazz modalities, and also ballads , pop standards , the Great American Songbook , soft rock , and folk rock. I bought it when it came out, knowing nothing of the singer.
She also developed an avid interest in jazz, performing both in a jazz swing choir in college and in her own jazz ensemble, which had gigs at venues in Omaha.
After graduating from college inAllyson moved to Minneapolis and concentrated on her jazz career. Inshe moved to Kansas Citywhere her career took off.
Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Allyson recorded on Concord.
Every one of her albums is good, but this one was perhaps the very best of the bunch. I can't dis on Karrin Allyson, not even a little, but I can't really like her either. She's kinda ballad remembering john coltrane Dianne Reeves that way for, such a good singer, but I don't as a rule feel it, not so much. And no matter, name a song off of this album, any song, and I'll recommend another vocal version, not for "that's SO much better" as much as "well, see, maybe not a necessary listen for me personally, this one".
But as far as the others, if people aren't familiar with other vocal versions of the biography of these songs, check these out if you feel like it. It's not like they're rarities or anything. And if you actually like singers not everybody doeshey, what've you got to lose? All or Nothing at All - Sinatra 60s or Billie, for starters.
It's such a great song you pretty much got to try to fuck it up. Nancy With the Laughing Face - Sinatra, game over.
BALLADS-Remembering John Coltrane *Grammy Nominated
Not that there's much game there to be had. Why Was I Born?
FTW, Jeanne Lee, always. Nothing bad about that, c'est la vie, but otoh, recordings have given us disposal to people who sang it in "real time", when a lot of people spoke that way, more or less of course, nobody hardly "naturally" spoke the way that somebody like Cole Porter wrote a lyric, but what that was was just a refinement of everyday dialect, not a studied recitation of it.
So for me, those "real time" renditions are generally what I want to hear as far as "straight" renditions of them. Having said that, Karrin Allyson is a fine singer as far as that type of thing goes, and I guess if you don't have a lot of "back story" to bring to these songs or so many others like them as a listener, then maybe none of that really matters.
Doesn't seem to be bothering Rod Stewart any. I will say this, though - if the premise of this album is linking standards through Coltrane, well, this could take a while. That cat knew ALL the tunes. Posted 22 Jan edited. I don't know of other vocal versions from back in the day but there must be some.
Karrin Allyson: Ballads: Remembering John Coltrane
I'm familiar with most of these singers, and I still like Allyson just fine. I think she brings her own thing to these songs. Liking one doesn't preclude liking the other. I have that album too.Karrin Allyson - Ballads (Remembering John Coltrane)
I saw her perform live twice. One in a big hall and the other time in a very small club with only 60 people in the audience. Remembering John Coltrane Year Released: I love jazz because it rocks my soul. I was first exposed to jazz by my mother when I was a little girl, and I've been hooked ever since I toured with Ray Charles as a Raelette. The best and first concert I ever attended was Watts Stax.
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