Steve Allen Plays Jazz Tonight

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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
One of Steve Allen's last jazz recordings was made in 1992, some eight years prior to his death on October 30, 2000. Allen's piano playing was only one of the many talents that he shared with his audiences over his decades-long career, but he never made a big deal about his playing; it was just another way of entertaining. On this date he is the de facto leader of a group coordinated by drummer Frank Capp, which also includes guitarist Howard Alden, tenor saxophonist and clarinetist Ken Peplowski, trumpeter Glenn Zottola, and bassist Chuck Berghofer. Clearly, the musicians are having fun in this swing-filled atmosphere. The solos are spread around fairly evenly among Allen, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
One of Steve Allen's last jazz recordings was made in 1992, some eight years prior to his death on October 30, 2000. Allen's piano playing was only one of the many talents that he shared with his audiences over his decades-long career, but he never made a big deal about his playing; it was just another way of entertaining. On this date he is the de facto leader of a group coordinated by drummer Frank Capp, which also includes guitarist Howard Alden, tenor saxophonist and clarinetist Ken Peplowski, trumpeter Glenn Zottola, and bassist Chuck Berghofer. Clearly, the musicians are having fun in this swing-filled atmosphere. The solos are spread around fairly evenly among Allen, Alden, Peplowski, and Zottola in a program that sticks primarily to standards such as "The One I Love Belongs to Somebody Else," "After You've Gone," "Gone With the Wind," and "I Can't Get Started." Four Allen compositions are also covered and, although none of them are among his best-known works, "Steve's Blues" features the best all-around solos of the sessions. This Steve Allen jazz release is clearly his finest effort.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/30/1993
  • Label: Concord Records
  • UPC: 013431454823
  • Catalog Number: 4548
  • Sales rank: 94,505

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Steve Allen Primary Artist, Piano
Howard Alden Guitar
Frank Capp Drums
Ken Peplowski Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Chuck Berghofer Bass
Glenn Zottola Trumpet
Charles Berghoffer Bass
Technical Credits
Howard Alden Contributor
Frank Capp Contributor, Liner Notes
Ken Peplowski Contributor
Chuck Berghofer Contributor
George Horn Mastering
Carl Jefferson Producer, Contributor
James Mooney Engineer
Glenn Zottola Contributor
Kent Judkins Art Direction
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