Karrin Allyson is widely considered one of the eminent jazz vocalists on the scene today, imbuing the American songbook with a Midwestern breeziness and a mellow alto range, as comfortable rendering Sondheim's "Send In the Clowns" as she is on Thelonious Monk's sultry "'Round Midnight." Her recent Christmas album Yuletide HIdeaway recasts familiar carols with a clear-toned freshness and subtle artistry in the tradition of Vince Guaraldi. Yet Allyson works in many moods, waxing nostalgic on Simon and Garfunkel's "April Come She Will" and pulling no punches when tackling hard bop standards such as Art Blakey's propulsive "Moanin'."
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