Daring and personal, Chicago vocalist Alyssa Allgood’s third album, What Tomorrow Brings, is her most sophisticated declaration yet.
Allgood was named Best Jazz Entertainer in the 2019 Chicago Music Awards and her debut album, Out Of The Blue, was released in 2016 to wide critical acclaim.
Critics consistently praised Allgood’s instrumental approach and accomplished scat and vocalese singing.
Her sophomore album, Exactly Like You, was released in 2018 and was described as “the vocal record of the year” by the Chicago Jazz Magazine.
She has been described as “an emerging talent of considerable strength” by The New York City Jazz Record.
Through refined interpretations of classics and the debut of four stunning originals, What Tomorrow Brings invites listeners on a personal journey of despair, determination and discovery.
Alongside Chicago icons Mike Allemana (guitar), Dennis Carroll (bass) and George Fludas (drums), the singer wields her instrument with depth, nuance and sophistication.
Grammy-award winning writer and critic, Neil Tesser, said: “Allgood works here with three of Chicago’s finest, all of them many years her senior, and she stands effortlessly with them in this compact, thrillingly interactive quartet. They too embody style and substance, either of which have propelled plenty of lesser bands. But put those two together and you’re in rare and wonderful company indeed”
While All About Jazz reviewer, C. Michael Bailey, writes: “Vocally, Allgood is capable of impressive melodic expression and tautly muscular vocalese/scatting, often in the same song. Regarding the latter, Allgood shares her level of artistry with only Dorian Devins and Veronica Swift.
“Vocalese/scat is not for every vocalist, but for those with the knack, it offers that added level of artistry to be explored and mastered. And mastered it, Allgood has.”
There Are Such Things
This Bitter Earth
Mad About The Boy
Try Your Wings
Light Out Of Darkness
For All We Know