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Rhythm On The River

Rhythm On The River

Harry Allen

Label: Challenge Records
Format: CD
Barcode: 0608917331127
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Catalog number: CR 73311
Releasedate: 11-10-11
The best album on Challenge so far with a strong and tight team of musicians: Rossano Sportiello (piano), Joel Forbes (bass) and Chuck Riggs (drums). But also with the great bonus of cornettist Warren Vaché joining them! A man of great repute who manages to be both lyrical and forceful at the same time, who guests on 4 tracks.
  • Allen's best CD for Challenge until now!
  • Allen's tenorsax is smooth sounding as ever
  • "Allen is the Frank Sinatra of the tenor saxophone: a master interpreter of standards" - C. Michael Bailey
  • Together with his stalwart team of 3 fine musicians
  • And also with cornettist Warren Vaché! A man of great repute who manages to be both lyrical and forceful at the same time, who guests on 4 tracks
"A new Harry Allen CD is always awaited with eager anticipation at Challenge and this, his third effort on our behalf, has us happy and excited because we think it's his best yet and that is saying something. With him we are very happy to have his stalwart team of 3 fine musicians, Rossano Sportiello (piano), Joel Forbes (bass) and Chuck Riggs (drums) and joining them comes a real bonus in the shape of cornettist Warren Vaché – a man of great repute who manages to be both lyrical and forceful at the same time, who guests on 4 tracks. As was the case with Harry's previous 2 CD's for us, I came up with a basic theme and a list of possible songs for Harry's approval and also as before, Harry approved the idea and improved the list." (from the linernotes written by Chris Ellis)
Tenor saxophonist Harry Allen (Washington D.C.,1966) 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.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 has performed at jazz festivals and clubs worldwide, frequently touring the United States, Europe, and the Far East. 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, among others.Harry has over twenty recordings to his name. Three of Harry's CDs have won Gold Disc Awards from Japan's Swing Journal Magazine. 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.