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Karrin Allyson: Collage Artist

Karrin Allyson

Not long ago, I had the chance to talk with film star Joaquin Phoenix, and our conversation got me thinking about Karrin Allyson. How, you ask, does one possibly relate to the other? What earthly parallel could there be between a brooding dramatic actor, whose professional musicianship extends solely to his impressive channeling of Johnny Cash’s guitar licks and vocal growl in Walk the Line, and one of the most dynamically inventive jazz singers of her generation?

One word: integrity.

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