Gene Lees writes, Stan Getz was once asked his idea of the perfect tenor saxophone soloist. His answer was, 'My technique, Al Cohn's ideas, and Zoot's time.' The fulfillment of that ideal may well be embodied in thirty-year-old Harry Allen.
BMG recording artist Harry Allen has over twenty recordings to his name. Three of Harry's CDs have won Gold Disc Awards from Japan's Swing Journal Magazine, and his CD Tenors Anyone? won both the Gold Disc Award and the New Star Award. 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, and Eu Nao Quero Dancar (I Won't Dance), the third Gold Disc Award winner, was voted second for album of the year for 1998 by Swing Journal Magazine‚s reader‚s poll.
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Rhythmic edge and endless flow of ideas...a first division tenor player
Martin Gayford, The Daily Telegraph
Rich and Satisfying when he's balladeering, mind blowing when he's cooking
Martin Richards, Jazz Journal
a practitioner of such dense talent he sounds as if he invented tenor saxophone performance instead of Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young. Allen is the Frank Sinatra of the tenor saxophone: a master interpreter of standards
C. Michael Bailey
...his tremendous tenor sax playing...endlessly inventive and with a flood of original ideas...his tone and execution are always superb
Eddie Cook, Jazz Journal
Harry Allen'splaying is nothing less than perfect
Harry Allen is fantastic