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     Harry Allen

Born: Oct 12, 1966 in Washington D.C.
Genres: Jazz
Styles: Swing, Mainstream Jazz
Instruments: Sax (Tenor)

Fathers serious about seeing their sons one day becoming famous athletes begin developing their offspring's skills at a very young age. In the case of Harry Allen's father, who was a big band drummer, he played jazz records each day for Harry before he went off to kindergarten. Starting off with accordion lessons, there was a fortuitous switch to saxophone a few years later. Attending Rutgers University, Allen studied saxophone with Sahib Shibab, Bob Mintzer, and John Purcell. In 1989, he graduated from Rutgers with a degree in jazz tenor saxophone. While at Rutgers, Allen got his first gig with the help of master bass player Major Holley, where he replaced Zoot Sims at a studio recording with John Bunch, George Masso, Bucky Pizzarelli, and Ruby Braff. During the session, Dizzy Gillespie dropped by. Quite heady company for a young tenor player doing his first recording. Wholley also led Allen to Oliver Jackson, who Allen subsequently accompanied on several tours to Europe. A 1986 session with Kenny Barron was Allen's first recording date. After that, Allen had 19 recordings to his name for such labels as Progressive, Audiophile, and Nagel-Heyer. Later, his recordings were with major label RCA-Victor. Three of his discs have been awarded a Gold Disc by Swing Journal Magazine and his CD Tenors Anyone won both the Gold Disc and New Star awards. He has recorded as a sideman with Bucky Pizzarelli (with whom he performs quite frequently), Warren Vache, and Jeff Hamilton. Allen's musical inspiration and interpretive approach come from the giants and innovators of mainstream saxophone, including Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Stan Getz, Illinois Jacquet, and Lester Young. Unlike many of his contemporaries, Allen has pretty much eschewed the modern, avant-garde, and impressionist schools of jazz of John Coltrane, Archie Shepp, and Ornette Coleman. Allen continues to record extensively and makes frequent appearances at jazz festivals and concerts.

- Dave Nathan (All Music Guide)

Ресурсы сети, связанные с исполнителем:
musicians.allaboutjazz.com/musician.php?id=3361 Biography & articles on 'All About Jazz'
harryallenjazz.com Personal website. Biography, discography
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Allen_(musician) About from 'wikipedia'
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Allen_(musician) About from 'wapedia.mobi' [mobile]
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CD коллекции, связанные с исполнителем:
  как основной исполнитель ...
 Harry Allen - ''Round Midnight' - 2012, Challenge Records
 Harry Allen - 'Blue Skies' - 1994, John Marks Records
 Harry Allen - 'Conversations. The Johnny Burke Songbook' - 1999, GAC Records
 Harry Allen - 'Hey, Look Me Over' - 2006, Arbors
 Harry Allen - 'Hits By Brits' - 2007, Challenge Records
 Harry Allen - 'Jazz For The Heart' - 2006, McMahon Jazz Medicine
 Harry Allen - 'Jazz For The Soul' - 2005, Raymond McMahon
 Harry Allen - 'New York State Of Mind' - 2009, Challenge Records
 Harry Allen - 'Plays Ellington Songs' - 1999, RCA, Victor
 Harry Allen - 'Plays Music From The Sound Of Music' - 2011, RCA, Victor
 Harry Allen - 'Rhythm On The River' - 2011, Challenge Records
 Harry Allen - 'Tenors AnyOne' - 1997, Slider Music
  как основной соисполнитель ...
 Allan Vache - 'Allan And Allen' - 2001, Nagel Heyer
  как соисполнитель ...
 Ehud Asherie - 'Modern Life' - 2010, Posi-Tone Records
 Ehud Asherie - 'Upper West Side' - 2012, Positone
 Tony Bennett - 'Playin' With My Friends: Bennett Sings The Blues' - 2001, Sony
 Larry Goldings - 'When Larry Met Harry' - 2010, Palmetto
 Jacintha - 'Jacintha Is Her Name' - 2003, Groove Note
 Jacintha - 'The Girl From Bossa Nova' - 2004, Groove Note
 Bob Lappin - 'I'll Be Seeing You' - 2007, WRL Records
 Nicki Parrott - 'Can't Take My Eyes Off You' - 2011, Venus Records
 Nicki Parrott - 'Fever: The Best Of Nicki Parrott' - 2011, Venus Records
 Nicki Parrott - 'Fly Me To The Moon' - 2009, Venus Jazz
 Nicki Parrott - 'Moon River' - 2008, Venus
 John Pizzarelli - 'After Hours' - 1996, Novus
 John Pizzarelli - 'Bossa Nova' - 2004, Telarc
 John Pizzarelli - 'Knowing You' - 2005, Telarc
 John Pizzarelli - 'Let's Share Christmas' - 1996, RCA
 John Pizzarelli - 'Meets The Beatles' - 1998, RCA
 John Pizzarelli - 'Rockin' In Rhythm: A Duke Ellington Tribute' - 2010, Telarc
 Rossano Sportiello - 'I Walk With Music: The Hoagy Carmichael Songbook' - 2013, GAC Records
 Rossano Sportiello - 'Swingin' Duo By The Lago' - 2008, Styx Records
 Johnny Varro - 'Speak Low' - 2011, Arbors

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