US - Tennessee - Full Moon 148 - 10/14/08
Karen Johns and Company
Star and Season
Karen Johns has sung light opera, which is tough on any voice and come through. Her new album is a jazz album and her voice is free of operatic touches.
"Carry Me Away" is an original work that should get most feet tapping as Johns scats away. "Stars Fell Over Alabama" features a soft piano taking focus, as Johns sweet voice sings. Bread's "If" gets a sensitive reading which really fist Johns and her band. "Southland Summer" another original is languid and suitably summery as a saxophone paints lovely images. Johns' delivery is effortlessly sensual and sweet. This is a fine little album.
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