"Karrin Allyson...as good as they come, and as good as it gets."
"This is what Karrin Allyson does: she sings well chosen, smartly arranged songs in a slender, sunny voice that makes you feel warm inside. She swings-hard. She scats like somebody who knows her way around a piano (which by the way, she definitely does: listen to 'Everything Must Change' and hear for yourself). She sings ballads like somebody who knows too much about long nights and second thoughts.
She loves Thelonious Monk and Antonio Carlos Jobim and blues with a backbeat and really, really good instrumentalists, and this album contains generous helpings of all the above. Added to the mix are two ringers, the first of whom hands you his calling card right from the start: who but Gary Burton could be responsible for the gracefully billowing clouds that ease Karrin into the title track? Randy Brecker makes a no less characteristic entrance midway through the first chorus of 'My Foolish Heart' slipping in behind the vocal with the quiet delicacy of an old friend who doesn't need to say hello. Consider them a bonus, a little extra icing on an already tasty cake."
(excerpted from liner notes by Terry Teachout)
FEATURING: Karrin Allyson - vocals, percussion, piano and special guests: Gary Burton - vibraphone; Randy Brecker - flugelhorn & trumpet with: Bob Bowman - acoustic bass; Todd Strait - drums, percussion; Paul Smith - piano; Danny Embrey - electric & acoustic guitars; Rod Fleeman - acoustic guitar; Kim Park - alto saxophone, flute; Randy Weinstein - harmonica; Laura Caviani - piano