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Harry Allen

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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

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Play the Music of Phil Morrison

Label: GAC Music
Released: 2022
Track listing: April and U; Summer Rain; Down in Rio; Mieke Jade; Without You; Fiddlin’; Mystique; Your Eyes.

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Jazz Woman: The Reel to Real Sessions

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2022
Track listing: Jazz Woman; Move Over.

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Article: Album Review

The Jazz Professors: Blues and Cubes

Read "Blues and Cubes" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Yes, the Florida-based Jazz Professors, as befits the name, are smart—but don't let that throw you. They also swing in the best jazz tradition, even though their fourth album, Blues and Cubes, was inspired by the art of Pablo Picasso. Unlike Picasso's works, however, there is scant abstraction here; the Professors embody far more bop than ...

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Article: Album Review

Harry Allen & Dave Blenkhorn: Play the Music of Phil Morrison

Read "Play the Music of Phil Morrison" reviewed by Jack Bowers


When musicians as accomplished and well-known as saxophonist Harry Allen and guitarist Dave Blenkhorn play the music of Phil Morrison, a question that naturally arises is: why? Although bassist and composer Morrison is a splendid musician in his own right, he has made his home for many years in Brunswick, Georgia, hardly a mecca for jazz, ...

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Article: Album Review

Nancy Kelly: Jazz Woman: The Reel to Real Sessions

Read "Jazz Woman:  The Reel to Real Sessions" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


Among jazz aficionados in the “real" Upstate New York, that is to say in and around the cities of Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo, vocalist Nancy Kelly is well known. She has performed at multiple venues, both still extant and defunct, which served as havens for music lovers in the area. Known for her uncompromising artistry and ...

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Article: Album Review

The Reid Hoyson Project: Your Move

Read "Your Move" reviewed by Jack Bowers


The Reid Hoyson Project consists of two groups, each of which showcases the insuperable talents of saxophonist Keith Bishop who plays tenor with a close-knit quintet, alto with the more spacious octet. Drummer Hoyson, a fixture on the Pittsburgh jazz scene for roughly half a century, waited until Bishop was available before recording his latest album, ...

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Milo's Illinois

Label: GAC Music
Released: 2021
Track listing: Love Is Just Around The Corner; Just One Of Those Things; A Time For Love; O Grand Amor; Tea For Two; Gypsy Sweetheart; Tenderly; Milo's Illinois; Just Pickin' Out Ditties; The Song Is Over; How Insensitive.

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Another Collaboration Of Anat Cohen With Marcello Gonçalves, A New Single From The Royal Bopsters Plus More October Releases

Read "Another Collaboration Of Anat Cohen With Marcello Gonçalves, A New Single From The Royal Bopsters Plus More October Releases" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from Anat Cohen & Marcello Goncalves, vocalists Deborah Silver, Trineice Robinson, trombonist Ron Wilkins plus a single from The Royal Bopsters, with birthday shoutouts to Nelly Lutcher (Hurry On Down, He's A Real Gone Guy), Eve Sicular, Nancy Kelly, Amy London, Jean Baylor and more. Thanks for listening and please support ...

News: Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Harry Allen

Jazz Musician of the Day: Harry Allen

All About Jazz is celebrating Harry Allen's birthday today! 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 ...


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