Karrin Allyson sings straight from the heart of the music, with a warmly personal style that draws listeners in and holds them close. She is both a vocalist and a pianist.
Allyson's 7th Concord release, Ballads – Remembering John Coltrane, is a respectful homage to one of jazz’s most influential instrumentalists and composers. Allyson reprised Coltrane’s 1961/62 recording of the same title with the help of a crack team of talented players, featuring pianist James Williams, bassist John Patitucci, drummer Lewis Nash, and three outstanding saxophonists – Bob Berg and James Carter on tenor, and Steve Wilson on soprano. Allyson plays piano on "I Wish I Knew," while applying her unique sound and richly textured voice to Coltrane’s intricate phrasing and evocative tonalities throughout this CD, recorded at Sound on Sound NYC.