Lady Bird (2015)
The five song EP showcases Alyssa's original lyrics, arranging and improvising. Lady Bird received a 4.5 star review from All About Jazz.
Praise for Lady Bird
"..another traditional vocalese presents itself as an extended-play recording of what may be the most refined offering in the genre yet." 4.5 star review
-C. Michael Bailey, All About Jazz
Alyssa Allgood | Jazz Vocalist
Out of the Blue (2016)
Mining the classic catalog of Blue Note Records, Allgood reinterprets the songs as vocal vehicles and presents them with re-imagined arrangements and original lyrics that highlight the instrumental qualities of her vocals.
Out of the Blue was named a "Best Release of 2016” by seven different publications including The Huffington Post and All About Jazz and a “Best Debut Release of 2016” by The New York City Jazz Record.
Praise for Out of the Blue
"Allgood impressively sings, scats and writes original lyrics. She is a winner... well rounded and grounded. Fun to listen to, she can only become more so." 4 star review
-Bob Protzman, Downbeat Magazine
“A fullness of expression found in so few vocalists cut from current cloth...she is quintessential in every regard. She treats the art of wordless singing as it should be—which is to say, as an instrument in its own right.” 5 star review
-Tyran Grillo, All About Jazz