Alyssa Allgood – Out of The Blue

October 7, 2016 / No Comments / Tags: Alyssa Allgood, Chris Madsen, Dan Chase, Matt Plaskota,, Tim Fitzgerald

(Alyssa Allgood)

Alyssa Allgood’s latest effort is a triumphant homage. Out of The Blue is the Chicago-based singer’s tribute to some of the most iconic Blue Note recordings of the 1950’s and 60’s.In addition to her solid vocal work on the effort, Allgood composed quite fitting lyrics for 4 of the instrumental compositions, and she arranged or co-arranged the tunes with Dan Chase, who also provides the spectacular Hammond Organ handiwork. The set includes nicely-crafted takes on the works of Horace Silver, Wayne Shorter Sam Rivers, Joe Henderson and Hank Mobley, among others. The outstanding musician lineup includes Tim Fitzgerald on guitar, Chris Madsen on saxophone and Matt Plaskota on drums. Just a fantastic production from beginning to end.

Click to listen to a clip of “Only a Memory (Ceora)”:

Tracks: Watch Me Walk Away (Dig Dis), Noticing the Moment (Moment’s Notice), It’s You or No One, Speak No Evil, Beatrice, Peace, If, Only a Memory (Ceora), Moanin’, Mirrors.