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Harry Allen and Scott Hamilton – ‘Round Midnight (2012)

A couple of guys about a half generation apart but both a full generation or two after the ones who created the sweetly swinging jazz they thrive on, Scott Hamilton and Harry Allen carry the torch for the original great tenor sax masters

Half Notes: Christian Pabst Trio – Days Of Infinity (2011)

German pianist Christian Pabst is still studying (at the European Jazz Master’s Programme at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam), but his new CD with his longtime trio shows that he’s already learned a lot. Maybe it only seems that way because of the rapport he’s developed over the years with drummer Andreas Klein and bassist David Andres, or maybe because PabstRead More

Eric Vloeimans' Gatecrash – Heavensabove! (2010)

Eric Vloeimans' Gatecrash – Heavensabove! (2010)

by S. Victor Aaron When I heard Joe Higham’s wonderfully diverse world fusion treat Where Are We Now? last year, I became suspicious that the Low Countries might be a magnet for out-the-box thinking for jazz players. Listening to Eric Vloeimans and his Gatecrash’s new release Heavensabove! just confirmed those suspicions. The trumpet ace from Holland Eric Vloeimans is aRead More

Harry Allen Two-Fer! New York State of Mind and Ehud Asherie's Modern Life

Harry Allen Two-Fer! New York State of Mind and Ehud Asherie's Modern Life

by S. Victor Aaron Not long ago we lauded the old school approach of saxophonist Eric Alexander, but even Alexander sounds rather leading edge compared to another tenorman just two years his senior, Harry Allen. The son of a big band drummer, Allen was exposed to jazz literally from the time he was born. After graduating from Rutgers with aRead More

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