The album is Collage, made in 1996 when Allyson was still based in Kansas City. Click here to buy a copy of this album, where K.A. shows she can swing hard, scat with taste, break your heart with a ballad, and slay you with the blues. She also sings a Beatles tune and one by Monk, a Cole Porter tune, one by Billy Joel--and she even sings in French and Portuguese on this CD! A terrific sampler of her eclectic talent.
This song must be very difficult to sing, but she makes it sound easy!
Without further ado . . .
Info: The jazz standard "Joy Spring" was written by the immortal Clifford Brown. Karrin Allyson is on vocals, Kim Park on alto saxophone, Mike Metheny on fluegelhorn, Danny Embry on electric guitar, Bob Bowman on bass, Paul Smith on piano, Todd Strait on drums. All these folks were based in Kansas City when this was recorded; only Karrin and Todd (I think) have departed for greener pastures.