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Harry Allen

Hits by Brits

Price: € 12.95
Format: CD
Label: Challenge Records
UPC: 0608917325829
Catnr: CR 73258
Release date: 10 May 2007
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Challenge Records
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0608917325829
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CR 73258
Release date
10 May 2007
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This album is perhaps Harry Allen's best yet and teams him with some other young Americans: bassist Joel Forbes, guitarist Joe Cohn, son of Al, drummer Chuck Riggs, and on four cuts, trombonist John Allred, whose father Bill is a known virtuoso on the same instrument. They perform a fine collection of tunes from the era of the great British Swing Bands by Ray Noble and others.
Dit album is welicht Harry Allen's beste tot nu toe en verbindt hem met enkele andere jonge Amerikanen: bassist Joel Forbes, gitarist Joe Cohn, zoon van Al Cohn, drummer Chuck Riggs en trombonist John Alfred, wiens vader een bekend virtuoos is op hetzelfde instrument. Ze brengen een harmonieuze verzameling van melodieen uit de tijd van de grote Britse Swing Bands, zoals Ray Noble en anderen.

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Harry Allen

Gene Lees writes, 'Stan Getz was once asked his idea of the perfect tenor saxophone soloist. His answer was, 'My technique, Al Cohn's ideas, and Zoot's time.' The fulfillment of that ideal may well be embodied in thirty-year-old Harry Allen.' BMG recording artist Harry Allen has over twenty recordings to his name. Three of Harry's CDs have won Gold Disc Awards from Japan's Swing Journal Magazine, and his CD Tenors Anyone? won both the Gold Disc Award and the New Star Award. His recordings have made the top ten list for favorite new releases in Swing Journal Magazine's reader's poll and Jazz Journal International's critic's poll for 1997, and Eu Nao Quero Dancar (I Won't Dance), the third Gold Disc Award...
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Gene Lees writes, "Stan Getz was once asked his idea of the perfect tenor saxophone soloist. His answer was, 'My technique, Al Cohn's ideas, and Zoot's time.' The fulfillment of that ideal may well be embodied in thirty-year-old Harry Allen." BMG recording artist Harry Allen has over twenty recordings to his name. Three of Harry's CDs have won Gold Disc Awards from Japan's Swing Journal Magazine, and his CD Tenors Anyone? won both the Gold Disc Award and the New Star Award. His recordings have made the top ten list for favorite new releases in Swing Journal Magazine's reader's poll and Jazz Journal International's critic's poll for 1997, and Eu Nao Quero Dancar (I Won't Dance), the third Gold Disc Award winner, was voted second for album of the year for 1998 by Swing Journal Magazine‚s reader‚s poll.
Harry has performed at jazz festivals and clubs worldwide, frequently touring the United States, Europe, and the Far East. He has performed with Rosemary Clooney, Ray Brown, Hank Jones, Frank Wess, Flip Phillips, Scott Hamilton, Harry 'Sweets' Edison, Kenny Burrell, Herb Ellis, John Pizzarelli, Bucky Pizzarelli, Gus Johnson, Jeff Hamilton, Terry Gibbs, Warren Vache, and has recorded with Tony Bennett, Johnny Mandel, Ray Brown, Tommy Flanagan, James Taylor, Sheryl Crow, Kenny Barron, Dave McKenna, Dori Caymmi, Larry Goldings, George Mraz, Jake Hanna, and Al Foster, among others.
Harry is featured on many of John Pizzarelli's recordings including the soundtrack and an on-screen cameo in the feature film The Out of Towners starring Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn. He has also done a series of commercials for ESPN starring Robert Goulet.
Harry was born in Washington D.C. in 1966, and was raised in Los Angeles, CA and Burrillville, RI. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in music in 1988 from Rutgers University in New Jersey, and currently resides in New York City.

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