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Every album from singer Karrin Allyson turns out better than the last one. This session is quite romantic. A little dose of that is needed in our lives occasionally, right? Whenever we start to take ourselves too seriously, it helps to have someone on our side, bringing us back to Earth and recalling the forces of Nature that make it all work. Singing in French, English, Portuguese and scat, Allyson works with an acoustic minimalist crew. In general, the band takes on a quaint French folk sound or a suave Brazilian dance aura, respectively, when accordionist Gil Goldstein or guitarist Danny Embrey join the small ensemble. If you have the opportunity to attend, Allyson will be appearing at the Concord-Fujitsu Jazz Festival in Japan this November. Highly recommended, From Paris To Rio is one to slip in the player when you’re in good company and have the time to enjoy both the music and your momentary good fortune.
Track Listing: Sous Le Ciel De Paris (Under Paris Skies); Samba Saravah; Te Amo (I Love You); O Pato (The Duck); Ne Me Quitte Pas (If You Go Away); Plasir d
Personnel: Karrin Allyson- vocals; Gil Goldstein- accordion, piano; Paul Smith- piano, synthesizer on "Catavento o Girasol"; Rod Fleeman, Danny Embrey- acoustic guitar; Bob Bowman- bass; Todd Strait, Doug Auwarter- drums; Kim Park- alto saxophone, flute; Strings on "Plasir d
I was first exposed to jazz when I was studying at the University of Puerto Rico. Nearby, I found a little record shop where the music coming from the store (Taller de Jazz Don Pedro) made me stop. I walked down the short stairs and towards the music and learned that the music playing was Clifford Brown and Max Roach
I was first exposed to jazz when I was studying at the University of Puerto Rico. Nearby, I found a little record shop where the music coming from the store (Taller de Jazz Don Pedro) made me stop. I walked down the short stairs and towards the music and learned that the music playing was Clifford Brown and Max Roach. I fell in love with it. I wondered around until the owner (Pedro Soto) asked if I needed help. He then introduced me to John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Gerry Mulligan and the rest is history. I walked out of the store with my first jazz recording: Clifford Brown and Max Roach at Basin Street.