Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Karrin Allyson at the Dakota
When: Tuesday, June 23 • Where: Dakota • Who: Karrin Allyson, voice and piano; Rod Fleeman, guitar; Larry Kohut, bass
"A performance by vocalist and pianist Karrin Allyson is less a concert, more an exchange of confidences...." Click here to go to MinnPost for the rest of the review. No photos there.
Last night's late show set list:
1 "I've Got the Blues" (Wes Montgomery)
2 "Desafinado" (Jobim)
3 "Everybody's Crying Mercy" (Mose Allison)
4 (something in Portuguese)
5 "Estrada Do Sol" (Jobim; Karrin sung this one for her mom, who as always was in the house)
6 "Sweet Home Cookin' Man"
7 "Night and Day" (fellow Karrin fan Bevyn Marvy thinks this should be her theme song, she does it so well)
8 "Moanin'" (Bobby Timmons, lyrics by Jon Hendricks; this was pianist Laura Caviani's arrangement, and she was there to play it; see the photo below)
9 "Nancy with the Laughing Face" (by Jimmy van Heusen, lyrics by Phil Silvers; Laura at the piano)
10 "Surrender the Soul" (Vinicius de Moraes)
11 "Give It Up or Let Me Go" (Bonnie Raitt)
12 Encore: "Guilty" (Randy Newman)
How eclectic is that? She looked and sounded beautiful. And her minimalist band--just Fleeman on guitar, Kohut on bass, occasionally Karrin on piano (and, in the photo below, her friend Laura Caviani sitting in)--was a perfect setting for a deeply personal evening of music.
Photos by John Whiting.