From Paris To Rio

February 21, 2006 | Format: MP3

$9.49
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: February 21, 2006
  • Release Date: February 21, 2006
  • Label: Concord Jazz
  • Copyright: (C) 1999 Concord Records, Inc.
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  • Total Length: 1:07:42
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  • ASIN: B000UAYD44
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #37,587 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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Found Karrin by accident on Pandora and bought this album immediately!
RK
Karrin Allyson has everything to become very quickly a singer extraordinaire: the voice, the personality, the musicality and the humility.
L'auteur
This is a lovely album, like everything by her I've listened to since.
Bearwife

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Enrique Torres VINE VOICE on November 3, 2003
Format: Audio CD
I do not speak French; my understanding of the lyrics is limited to "Par-reee." My Portuguese is as bad but because of the similarity to Spanish I can pick up on a word every now and never. That said I can say that I love this disc without understanding what the lovely voice of Karrin Allyson is singing about, except her ventures into English. It is a feeling one gets from listening to this CD that is infectuous, the music gets under your skin and the samba makes you shuffle your feet without moving. Without a doubt part of the success of this disc is the outstanding musicianship of the band members who lend their talents to create a superb international jazz outing. The accordian and accoustic guitars sound so nice you've got to hear them more than twice; the blending of basic jazz instruments stripped to their most simple accoustic level is the essence of good jazz. The outstanding jazz musicians aside , the real star of this disc is the voice of Karrin Allyson. On track #6, "Plasir d' Amour" (The Pleasure of Love) there is a string arrangement by members of the Kansas City Symphony that gives the song a "classy" sound as the violins, viola and cello compliment the stellar voice of Karrin Allyson. On "Parisian Throughfare" the band and voice of Allyson soar to new heights as the scat singing takes the music to another jazz level as each member alternates solos between her vocalese. I don't know enough to comment on her treatment of Edith Pilaf's "Des Histoires" but I can say that the simplicity and tenderness comes across respectively. My personal tastes tend to favor the Portuguese songs and just happen to be dominant as eight of the recordings come by way of Rio, whereas only five come by way of Paris and curiously one from Italy.Read more ›
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By James Kim on November 16, 1999
Format: Audio CD
Karrin Allyson is one talented singer. Anyone who can sing jazz in three different languages is to be commended. I have to say the "O Pato (The Duck)" is the best song on the CD. I plan to indoctrinate my kids into jazz in the future by singing this with them! She can scat pretty well, and handle romantic french/portugese songs with class.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Stephanie on May 10, 2004
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I don't usually write online reviews but after buying this CD, I must say that I love it from beginning to end. The first song I heard from this CD was "My Little Boat" while listening to a local jazz station. I wrote down her name and the title of the song so I could look her up later and I'm glad I did. After listening to a few samples online, I went out on a limb and purchased this CD. I can play it from beginning to end without any skipping. IT'S THAT GOOD! I'm no jazz expert but her voice is so clear and her pitch is right on. This album totally transports me away from the stress of living in the city and relaxes me whenever I need to "get away" but can't. Her voice is like silk!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Lisa Hindmarsh on May 26, 2000
Format: Audio CD
I heard Karrin Allyson singing "O Pato" over the speakers during a recent visit to a music store, and I purchased the CD on the spot. Her rendition of this charming bossa tune is outstanding - she nails every pitch dead center and her phrasing is sweet, sassy, swinging and sexy all at once. I expected the rest of the recording to come up to that bar. Mostly I was not disappointed, but there are a few exceptions. As a jazz singer who also performs in several languages (including Portuguese and French), I found her pronunciation surprisingly inconsistent. In one phrase she may sound like a native speaker, yet in the next like an American attempting another language. To a listener sensitive to text, it can be distracting. I agree with the reviewer who commented on the lack of dramatic impact in "Ne Me Quitte Pas." I was left unmoved by it, mostly because her phrasing of the title line is curiously redundant in terms of the emotion she conveys. In her liner notes, she says she wants to convey desolation and loss in the song, but I don't come away with that feeling after listening. Though her phrasing (particularly in English) is generally impeccable, with tasteful emphasis given to the texts, she inexplicably inserts several awkward breaths into the phrases of "That Day" which interrupt the flow of the beautiful lyrics and detract from the wonderful mood she sets with her vocal timbre. Despite these few misses, the recording is outstanding and I highly recommend it. She is clearly a very skilled musician - an agile singer with great improvisational skills, outstanding pitch and an obvious theoretical understanding of jazz harmony and style. Karrin Allyson's future looks very bright indeed, and I look forward to hearing the rest of her recordings.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Larry L. Looney on November 6, 2001
Format: Audio CD
I first heard Karrin Allyson by way of her 2001 release BALLADS: REMEMBERING JOHN COLTRANE. I was extremely impressed with her work there, and decided I needed to explore her a little more. This wonderful recording has drawn me inexorably into her fold.
I speak only a little French, and VERY little Portuguese, so I can't speak to the accuracy of her phrasing in these languages -- the minor faux pas described (albeit respectfully) by another reviewer don't present any stumbling blocks to my enjoyment of this cd.
Karrin possesses a remarkable voice -- her pitch is dead-on, her expression of emotion unabashed, her feeling for this style of singing perfect -- through which an obviously sensitive soul makes its presence known to the listener. It's thrilling to hear a jazz singer that has so much to offer, with the maturity to deliver it honestly, without pretentions.
She has chosen a wonderful group of songs for this outing -- some of the best romantic works that France and Brazil have gifted to the world through such talented songwriters as Jacques Brel, Baden Powell, Vincius de Moraes, Ivan Lins, Caetano Veloso and the great Antonio Carlos Jobim. Placing this material with great love and respect in the hands of a small, immensely talented group of accompanying musicians, she has delivered an album of quality and beauty.
I've had this recording for two weeks now, and I'm having great difficulty in removing it from my cd player...but I'm not complaining.
Te amo, Karrin...
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