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
“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
-All About Jazz
Exactly Like You (2018)
Allgood's sophomore album features her jazz organ quartet playing a mix of arrangements of jazz standards, pop classics and original songs. For Allgood, this album is all about taking risks and trying to show multiple sides of who she is, both personally and as an artist. The album was released November 2018 on the Vancouver label Cellar Live Records.
Praise for Exactly Like You
"An impressive bop-oriented singer...Allgood comes roaring out of the gate on her second release, singing with enthusiasm and power..." 3.5 star review
“…She is undeniably skillful at what she does. The expressive Chicagoan wears different hats, from scat singer to interpreter of familiar lyrics, to lyricist—and she shines in all of those areas on this outing.”
-The New York City Jazz Record
"Fresh approaches to old tunes that satisfy in every way...Exactly Like You may be the vocal record of the year."
-Chicago Jazz Magazine
Alyssa Allgood | Jazz Vocalist