"Supple as silk and smooth as cashmere...like shaking hands with a smile."
-John Gilbert eJazzNews, November 2008
“...one should expect the unexpected...”
-Scott Yanow Los Angeles Jazz Scene, September 2008
“..mesmerizing, whether in English, Japanese, French...“
-Doug Boynton GirlSingers.org, USA/UK June 2008
“Come With Me...a wonderful showcase for Tucker’s vocal dexterity...”
-Denis Poole SmoothJazzTherapy.com, UK October 2008
Multi-lingual vocalist Allison Adams Tucker has a passion for world cultures and the communication of music that binds us all. She began singing before she could speak, raised in the home of classically trained musician parents in the Southern California city of San Diego, and has performed in front of audiences since her childhood.
Her love for studying languages also began at a young age, and she has gone on to live, study, and sing in 6 languages besides her own. Her travels have taken her to over 12 countries, with a large piece of her heart and her life spent in Japan and Latin America.
This "wanderlust" is distinctive in the music she chooses today. Give a listen and come with her on a journey that evokes images of sounds, generations, and lands both distant and in our own backyard.
Kamau Kenyatta, piano/arrangement (Hubert Laws, Earl Klugh, Patti Austin) - Peter Sprague, guitar (Chick Corea, Dianne Reeves, David Benoit, Sergio Mendes) - Derek Cannon, trumpet (Natalie Cole, The Four Tops, The Temptations) - Evona Wascinski, bass - Dylan Savage, drums - Fabio Oliveira, percussion - Louisa West, flute - Reiko Obata, Japanese koto harp - Ray Suen, violin - Patrick Berrogain, French guitar - Danny Green, Brazilian piano
"Come With Me" is Allison's debut release and includes an eclectic mix of swing, ballads, gypsy jazz, and Latin rhythms with a global celebration of songs from Japan, France, Argentina, Brazil, and the U.S.
Recorded and engineered by Peter Sprague at SpragueLand Studios - San Diego, CA.