Allen, Jackie

Avant Bass, 2019CD
Instrument: Female Vocals

Issue: 26.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Ballads, Blues
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
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Sound: 4
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Score: 76
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O’s Notes: Jackie Allen is a fine jazz vocalist with more than a dozen records under her belt before this live session at the Rocco that aired on PBS. She gets support from her Chicago-based band that includes executive producer and bassist Hans Sturm. Special Guest Bob Sheppard adds a warm, wispy tenor sax and flute shadowing Allen’s deep, heartfelt vocals. The unique arrangements freshen some of the classic R&B tunes like “The Way You Do The Things You Do”. Jackie projects confidence on each of the romantic ballads for a good outing.


Publicist: Mouthpiece Music