Coming Home

Coming Home

Lolly Allen

Label: OA2 Records
Format: CD
Barcode: 0805552217827
Catalog number: OA2 22178
Releasedate: 21-02-20
- Lolly Allen's debut album on OA2 Records!
- Arrangements by Lolly Allen, Josh Nelson and Tom Owens
With inspiration provided by myriad jazz masters and the Los Angeles musicians she surrounds herself with, vibist Lolly Allen creates a warm, swinging, and jubilant set of music on "Coming Home." Opening with Horace Silver's "The Hippest Cat in Hollywood," she celebrates the LA jazz scene that developed out of the flourishing Central Ave clubs of the '50s. Surrounding herself with revered veterans of the scene, such as drummer Paul Kreibich and pianist Tom Owens, and young, vital members of the next generation, including pianist Josh Nelson and saxophonist Danny Janklow, Lolly delivers invigorated perspectives of the quintet group dynamic. Classics like Mario Bauza's "Mambo Inn" and Dizzy Gillespie's "Bebop" are paired with Allen’s originals, “Little Hummingbird” and the title cut, in a seamless blend of supple ideas and renewed approaches to traditional repertoire.