Label: Challenge Records
Catalog number: CR 73258
"Harry Allen's playing is nothing less than perfect" according to John Pizzarelli and that is also very true for this new and outstanding release of Allen on Challenge Records!
- Well-known traditionalist in the manner of Scott Hamilton, he is best known for his work with John Colianni, Keith Ingham, John Pizzarelli and Bucky Pizzarelli
- Allen has beenone of the finest exponents of swing tenor alive today
- Described by C. Michael Bailey as "the 'Frank Sinatra' of the tenor saxophone: a master interpreter of standards"
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.