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In Blue


Download links and information about In Blue by Karrin Allyson. This album was released in 2002 and it belongs to Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Vocal Jazz genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 01:06:22 minutes.

Artist: Karrin Allyson
Release date: 2002
Genre: Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Vocal Jazz
Tracks: 13
Duration: 01:06:22
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No. Title Length
1. Moanin' 6:00
2. Everybody's Cryin' Mercy 3:56
3. Long As You're Living 4:33
4. The Meaning of the Blues 7:34
5. My Bluebird 4:31
6. Hum Drum Blues 5:38
7. How Long Has This Been Going On? 5:39
8. West Coast Blues 5:01
9. Evil Gal Blues 4:10
10. Blue Motel Room 6:03
11. Bye Bye Country Boy 4:10
12. Love Me Like a Man 4:18
13. Angel Eyes 4:49



Much like Wynton Marsalis' Soul Gestures in Southern Blue trilogy, vocalist Karrin Allyson's In Blue is a celebration of the blues. But where Marsalis focused on original post-bop compositions, Allyson simply performs some of her favorite tunes by composers such as Mose Allison, George & Ira Gershwin, Blossom Dearie, Bonnie Raitt, and others. Coming on the heels of her much-lauded double-Grammy-nominated Ballads: Remembering John Coltrane, In Blue may seem less ambitious than its predecessor, but this would be an unfair judgment. Allyson tackles this concept with as much verve and artistry as the Coltrane project and it's never a bad thing to hear her interpret a standard. Interestingly, this is apparently virgin ground for the singer, as she has never attempted such an extended foray into blues territory before. Not surprisingly, the results are stellar, with Allyson's ruddy voice — here sounding not dissimilar to Raitt's — tailor-made for the blues. It doesn't hurt either that she brings along such consummate sidemen as pianist Mulgrew Miller, bassist Peter Washington, and drummer Lewis Nash.