Hits by Brits

Hits by Brits

by Harry Allen


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A superior swing-based tenor saxophonist influenced by Stan Getz and Scott Hamilton, Harry Allen has made an increasingly strong reputation during numerous recordings and countless live appearances. But even with his growing discography, Hits by Brits may very well be Allen's finest all-round recording, at least to date. He absolutely burns on the uptempo pieces ("Cherokee," "Roses of Picardy," "Just in Time," and "Limehouse Blues"), his tone sounds a bit more personal than earlier (moving a little away from Getz) and he was very clearly inspired during the project. Trombonist John Allred is an exuberant asset whenever he appears, guitarist Joe Cohn has yet to take a tasteless or unworthy solo, and the team of bassist Joel Forbes and drummer Chuck Riggs keep the music swinging and moving. The ten songs were all written by Englishmen or English-born songwriters. More importantly, all are worth hearing again in this setting. Highly recommended.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/04/2007
Label: Challenge
UPC: 0608917325829
catalogNumber: 73258
Rank: 82694

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Harry Allen   Primary Artist,Tenor Saxophone
Joe Cohn   Guitar
Chuck Riggs   Drums
John Allred   Trombone
Joel Forbes   Bass,Bass Guitar

Technical Credits

Ray Noble   Composer
Harry Allen   Audio Production
Betty Comden   Composer
Adolph Green   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
Dick Sudhalter   Liner Notes
Manfred Knoop   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Jack Strachey   Composer
Philip Braham   Composer
Douglas Furber   Composer
Clifford Grey   Composer
Holt Marvell   Composer
Eric Maschwitz   Composer
Manning Sherwin   Composer
Joseph Turnbridge   Composer
Ord Hamilton   Composer
Haydn Wood   Composer
Jack Waller   Composer
Anne de Jong   Executive Producer
Frederick Edward Weatherly   Composer

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