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Harry Allen's All Star New York Saxophone Band: The Candy Men

Read "The Candy Men" reviewed by Jack Bowers


At times, there is something to be said for glancing backward while moving forward, for saluting the past while embracing the present. In 1973, the Carpenters recorded another in a long series of hit songs, “Yesterday Once More," which noted how the past often parallels the present. Sometimes revisiting bygone days is a good thing; at ...

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Harry Allen's All Star New York Saxophone Band: The Candy Men

Read "The Candy Men" reviewed by Edward Blanco


The legendary Four Brothers reed section of Woody Herman's famous “Second Herd" big band of 1947, (Herbie Steward, Zoot Sims, Stan Getz and Serge Chaloff) is reimagined and reinvigorated by jazz icons Harry Allen, Eric Alexander, Grant Stewart and Gary Smulyan on the exciting, swinging and audacious recording of The Candy Men by Harry Allen's All ...

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Harry Allen / Scott Hamilton: ‘Round Midnight

Read "‘Round Midnight" reviewed by Edward Blanco


Harry Allen and Scott Hamilton are two veteran tenor saxophonists whose individual careers have not prevented them from maintaining a friendship or performing together whenever possible. Their third joint project, Round Midnight presents new interpretations of nine standards in a quintet format offering far more solos than normally found in a group featuring one main artist. ...

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Stars on the Horizon

Read "Stars on the Horizon" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Even before Groovin' Hard, the Los Angeles Jazz Institute's latest foray into the world of contemporary jazz, kicked off its four-day run (October 11-14) at the Marriott LAX Hotel, a letter arrived from LAJI director Ken Poston announcing details of next May's extravaganza, also at the Marriott. The theme is Big Band Spectacular, and the bands ...

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Smiles

Label: Arbors Records
Released: 2011
Track listing: Them There Eyes; Blue Prelude; Don´t Get Around Much Anymore; A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square; As Long As I Live; Blue Hodge; Someday Sweetheart; It´s You or No One; Everything Happens To Me; Oh, Baby; When Day is Done; Smiles


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