Harry Allen

Frank Tate - Live in Belfast (feat. Harry Allen, Howard Alden, Dave McKenna & Butch Miles) (2001)

Frank Tate - Live in Belfast (feat. Harry Allen, Howard Alden, Dave McKenna & Butch Miles) (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 447.00 Mb | 01:18:15 | Cover
Mainstream Jazz, Cool | Label: Nagel-Heyer (B01KAW08ZY)

When live jazz is played as well as it is on Live in Belfast, it's easy to say nice things about the music. Bass player Frank Tate leads a hot band featuring guitarist Howard Alden, tenor Harry Allen, pianist Dave McKenna, and drummer Butch Miles. The set was recorded during two live dates in Belfast in 1996 before a crowd that knew good jazz when they heard it. The band kick-starts this set with "Four Brothers," a swinging tune filled with eight minutes of breezy solos, then slides into the mellow "On the Alamo" with some lovely work by Alden and Allen. Tate's basslines are insistent on numbers like the jaunty "Lady Be Good" and "Just You, Just Me" (which he kicks off).

Harry Allen - 5 Albums (1995-2008)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Sept. 23, 2017
Harry Allen - 5 Albums (1995-2008)

Harry Allen - 5 Albums (1995-2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 1,85 Gb | 05:42:47 | Covers
Mainstream Jazz, Cool | Country: USA

Harry Allen (born October 12, 1966) is an American jazz tenor saxophonist born in Washington, D.C. Early on he was recognized in high school as an exceptional talent able to play tunes such as Body and Soul in the style of tenor players Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Flip Phillips, and Sam Donahue. He is a traditionalist in the manner of Scott Hamilton. He is best known for his work with John Colianni, Keith Ingham, John Pizzarelli, and Bucky Pizzarelli.
Harry Allen New York Sextet featuring Scott Hamilton - Swing Brothers (2005)

Harry Allen New York Sextet featuring Scott Hamilton - Swing Brothers (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 422.06 Mb | 01:08:08 | Cover
Mainstream Jazz, Cool | Country: USA | Label: INDIE (B000BDJ2XW)

The Japanese liner notes call this combo – Harry Allen-Scott Hamilton New York Sextet – the first two-tenor team to be formed in the 21st century. I'm not sure about THE first in the century, but surely it is one of the most notable, and welcome, two-tenor teams in recent memory. Harry Allen and Scott Hamilton add their own contributions to the "two tenor" tradition built by such teams as Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt, Dexter Gordon and Wardell Gray, and Al Cohn and Zoot Sims. Allen and Hamilton's modern day team is one of relaxed, friendly competition and mutual admiration that is perhaps most reminiscent of the Cohn-Sims combo. Their shared style decidedly leans to mainstream, straight-ahead swing, and they are not into showing off their skills or outstaging the partner.

Harry Allen & Joe Temperley - Cocktails For Two (2007)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Sept. 21, 2017
Harry Allen & Joe Temperley - Cocktails For Two (2007)

Harry Allen & Joe Temperley - Cocktails For Two (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 428.92 Mb | 01:08:54 | Cover
Mainstream Jazz, Cool | Country: USA | Label: Sackville (B000PLXFL0)

This performance recording captures the genuine excitement and swing when top quality musicians get together in the creation of jazz music. Baritone saxophonist Joe Temperley and tenor saxophonist Harry Allen blend together into a highly distinctive tonal mix. Their irresistible desire to play music with swing turns whatever they play into explosively dynamic music. The recording took place at Sunnie Sutton's Rocky Mountain Jazz Party in October 2006 and the tracks include Oscar Pettiford's classic line Blues In The Closet, jazz standards In A Mellotone and Jumpin' At The Woodside, as well as popular songs like Cocktails For Two, Sweet & Lovely, I've Got A World On A String, Polka Dots & Moonbeams and Everything Happens To Me.

Harry Allen Quartet - London Date (2016)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 18, 2017
Harry Allen Quartet - London Date (2016)

Harry Allen Quartet - London Date (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 403 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 143 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Mainstream Jazz | Label: Trio Records | # tr595 | Time: 01:02:07

Trio Records proudly presents a 'live' recording of a quartet featuring the incredible US jazz saxophonist Harry Allen recorded at the Watermill Jazz Club with Italian pianist Andrea Pozza, gifted bassist Simon Woolf and ever popular drummer Steve Brown. Fans of the long linage of the saxophone greats will not be disappointed. Harry Allen can be instantly lined up as a disciple of the late Stan Getz, but he has absorbed far more of the jazz saxophone tradition with elements of Hawkins, Webster, Zoot and Al, and elements from one of his teachers Scott Hamilton. However, Harry Allen's voice is very much his own and as fresh as any on the contemporary scene. With a formidable technique and searing sound Harry Allen continues the tradition of the great saxophonists before him. The material on the CD is a straight blowing set ofjazz standards, a couple of great originals penned by Harry Allen and Judy Carmichael and the theme to Star Trek based on the standard Out Of Nowhere.

Harry Allen - Something About Jobim (2015)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 13, 2017
Harry Allen - Something About Jobim (2015)

Harry Allen - Something About Jobim (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 310 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:56:53
Mainstream Jazz, Bossa Nova | Label: Stunt Records | # STUCD 15122

Back in 1964, saxophonist Stan Getz made one of those perfect albums. He teamed up with famed Brazilian songwriters and guitarists, Joao Gilberto and Antonio Carlos Jobim, and delivered one of the best records in his career: Gezt/Gilberto (Verve, 1964). The combination of the wistfully vibrant bossa nova and the sensual saxophone sound of Getz proved to be irresistible. History has a way of repeating itself and now it is time for yet another crucial meeting between a group of Brazilian musicians and an American saxophonist. Harry Allen could be considered one of the most prominent heirs to the sound of Getz, so it was only a matter of time before he would find the ideal partner to make an album with a perfect Brazilian sound. In fact, his partner found him. In the elaborate notes to the album Something About Jobim, producer and bassist, Rodolfo Stroeter, tells the story of the album. When his good friend, record producer Søren Friis of Stunt Records, gave him a bunch of records to listen to, one of them especially caught his attention.
Harry Allen's All Star New York Saxophone Band - The Candy Men (2016)

Harry Allen's All Star New York Saxophone Band - The Candy Men (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 438 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:06:59
Genre: Mainstream Jazz | Label: Arbors Records | # ARCD 19450

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 Star New York Saxophone Band. Offering a sensational set of twelve bop-infused tunes containing some hard-driving, mid-tempo swing pieces to breathy and bossa-styled ballads, one sampling of this disc is just not enough. The material and the musicianship is so outstanding, that the late, great bandleader Woody Herman himself, would be proud of the way this group of jazz icons, has so elegantly represented the original Brothers section.
Harry Allen And Friends - For George, Cole And Duke (2014) {Blue Heron}

Harry Allen And Friends - For George, Cole And Duke (2014)
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 453MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 200MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

There is no greater paragon of tenor saxophonist taste than Harry Allen. While the fickle winds of prevailing styles continue to blow this or that way, Allen stands tall like the mighty oak, unswayed by fad fashions and firmly rooted to the music of the Great American Songbook. On this appealing date, Allen visits the music of George Gershwin, Cole Porter, and Duke Ellington.
Harry Allen's All Star New York Saxophone Band - The Candy Men (2016)

Harry Allen's All Star New York Saxophone Band - The Candy Men (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 66:23 min | 154 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Arbors Records

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 Star New York Saxophone Band.

Scott Hamilton & Harry Allen - Live! (2016)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Feb. 8, 2016
Scott Hamilton & Harry Allen - Live! (2016)

Scott Hamilton & Harry Allen - Live! (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 68:26 min | 132 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: GAC Records

Classic live tenor battle between Scott Hamilton and Harry Allen, playing some of the most famous two tenor tunes… a swinging evening in Santa Cruz, California!