All French Songs on 180g LP!
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
Swing Bros. recording artist Harry Allen has over thirty 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. The Harry Allen - Joe Cohn Quartet won the New
York Nightlife Award for Outstanding Jazz Combo Performance of 2006 and was
nominated for Best Jazz Combo by the Jazz Journalists Association for the same
Harry has performed at jazz festivals and clubs worldwide, frequently touring
the United States, Europe and Asia. 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.
"Had he been born 40 years earlier (rather than in 1966), he would have been
one of the major stars of Jazz at the Philharmonic, giving Flip Phillips and
Illinois Jacquet some sleepless nights." - Will Friedwald, The New York Sun
• 180g Vinyl LP
• Mixed and Mastered By Tetsuo Hara
• Made in Japan
Harry Allen, tenor sax
Jacob Fischer, guitar
Hans Backenroth, bass
Kristian Leth, drums
1. I Will Wait For You
2. The Summer Knows
3. Chateau En Suede
4. La Vie En Rose
1. Autumn Leaves
2. I Wish You Love
3. My Way
4. What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?
Recorded at MillFactory Studios in Copenhagen on October 30 & 31, 2017