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Allan Harris: The Songs of Strayhorn

Read "The Songs of Strayhorn" reviewed by Dave Nathan

Vocalist Allan Harris has daringly chosen to record an album dedicated solely to the compositions of Billy Strayhorn. Daring because, first, lyrics to Strayhorn tunes can be difficult to successfully put across to the listener; second, because they are mainly about unrequited unfilled love and are hardly ever cheerful, and third, several lyrics on the play ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Allan Harris: The Songs of Strayhorn

Read "The Songs of Strayhorn" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

This writer finally gets Strayhorn.

Tony Bennett considers Allan Harris to be his favorite vocalist. That is almost as profound as Frank Sinatra considering Tony Bennett his favorite vocalist. Mr. Bennett heaps no faint praise on Mr. Harris. Allan Harris is a very accomplished vocalist devoid of all of the barking and groaning afflicting many young ...