Johns, Karen

Ptarmigan Music, 2008CD
Instrument: Female Vocals

Issue: 14.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Ballads, Blues
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Performance: 4
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Sound: 4
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O’s Notes: The music swings along with a healthy dose of jovial energy on “Carry Me Away”, the opener. That spirit is pervasive throughout the session. Johns enjoys herself as she sings with free emotions. They band is precise with crisp accents scattered throughout. They take us through the seasons of the calendar and the stages of love. Karen is from Alabama and carries the relaxed pace into her music, a characteristic that works well. Some of her colorations are more at home on a country-western disc but they help her carve a unique signature on the jazz scene. Highlights are “Night and Day”, “Autumn Leaves”, “While the Moon” (an original), and “Desafinado”.


Publicist: Kari-On Productions