Hey, Look Me Over

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All Music Guide - Ronnie D. Lankford
The first fact one needs to know about the Harry Allen-Joe Cohn Quartet is that it is, as described in the liner notes, a "working band." This may sound like a negligible fact on Hey, Look Me Over, but it isn't. A number of famous combos in the history of jazz have only played together in the studio. Here, however, guitarist Cohn, tenor Allen, bassist Joel Forbes, and drummer Chuck Riggs have developed the synchronicity that only comes from performing together night after night. For Hey, Look Me Over, that equals an hour of lovely ensemble work highlighted by some well-wrought guitar and tenor workouts on a solid set list. The next thing one would want to know about ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ronnie D. Lankford
The first fact one needs to know about the Harry Allen-Joe Cohn Quartet is that it is, as described in the liner notes, a "working band." This may sound like a negligible fact on Hey, Look Me Over, but it isn't. A number of famous combos in the history of jazz have only played together in the studio. Here, however, guitarist Cohn, tenor Allen, bassist Joel Forbes, and drummer Chuck Riggs have developed the synchronicity that only comes from performing together night after night. For Hey, Look Me Over, that equals an hour of lovely ensemble work highlighted by some well-wrought guitar and tenor workouts on a solid set list. The next thing one would want to know about the Harry Allen-Joe Cohn Quartet is that they play traditional mainstream jazz with such pizzazz that one would never mistake it for regurgitated classics. With two or three exceptions, this is an upbeat, happening set, with vibrant versions of Charlie Christian-Benny Goodman's "Seven Come Eleven" and the title cut. "Seven Come Eleven," in particular, is a six-minute free-for-all, with superb back-and-forth exchanges between Cohn and Allen played against Forbes' busy bassline and Riggs' frantic backbeat. Hey, Look Me Over is the kind of tuneful, well-executed album that makes the listener feel good.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/14/2006
  • Label: Arbors Records
  • UPC: 780941133325
  • Catalog Number: 19333
  • Sales rank: 141,167

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Harry Allen-Joe Cohn Quartet Primary Artist
Harry Allen Indexed Contributor, Tenor Saxophone
Joe Cohn Guitar
Chuck Riggs Drums
Joel Forbes Bass, Bass Guitar
Technical Credits
Charlie Christian Composer
Cy Coleman Composer
Benny Goodman Composer
Jerome Kern Composer
Al Cohn Composer
Harry Allen Composer, Audio Production
Sammy Cahn Composer
Jim Czak Engineer, Mastering
Dorothy Fields Composer
Jule Styne Composer
James Van Heusen Composer
Chip Deffaa Liner Notes
Ikuyoshi Hirakawa Executive Producer
Junichi Takahashi Cover Photo
Mat Domber Executive Producer
Rachel Domber Executive Producer
Clara Edwards Composer
Luke Melton Cover Design
Carol Leigh Composer
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