When Larry Met Harry

When Larry Met Harry

by Larry Goldings
     
 

Tenor saxophonist Harry Allen and pianist Larry Goldings teamed up in the studio on this 12 track collection from the Cafe Society label. While they have played on each other's dates, this is their first full length collaboration. Both men are dedicated in a similar manner to paying homage to swing era melodies and mainstream jazz of the 40s and 50s. For this date,… See more details below

Overview

Tenor saxophonist Harry Allen and pianist Larry Goldings teamed up in the studio on this 12 track collection from the Cafe Society label. While they have played on each other's dates, this is their first full length collaboration. Both men are dedicated in a similar manner to paying homage to swing era melodies and mainstream jazz of the 40s and 50s. For this date, the duo bring several romantic themed originals into the musical fold, one from Allen "I Can See Forever," and eight by Goldings including a re-visit of "Slo Boat," which first appeared on his Whatever It Takes CD. The mood is relaxed yet not moribund. Case in point, Goldings' composition "Benny's Dream," with strings arranged by Vince Mendoza,is heartfelt but doesn't succumb to weepy sentimentalism. As for the three covers, Goldings and Allen avoid rehashing the same old standards with breezy treatments on "Morning has Broken," the Edith Piaf associated "Sous Le Ciel De Paris," and the Bacharach & David classic "The Look of Love." Allen and Goldings don't break new ground with this recording, rather, they continue to showcase their combined enduring love for ballads. Fans of laid back, straight ahead jazz should check this out.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/14/2010
Label:
Palmetto Records
UPC:
0753957000127
catalogNumber:
1
Rank:
72223

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Larry Goldings   Primary Artist,Organ,Piano,Bells
Vince Mendoza   Conductor
Harry Allen   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Metropole Orkest   Strings,Guest Appearance
Andy Watson   Drums
Doug Weiss   Bass
Neal Miner   Bass

Technical Credits

Larry Goldings   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Vince Mendoza   Arranger,String Arrangements,Orchestral Arrangements
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Harry Allen   Composer,Producer
Hal David   Composer
Rich Breen   Mastering,String Mixing
Michael Brorby   Engineer
Jean Dréjac   Composer
Dan Coleman   Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Traditional   Composer
Hubert Giraud   Composer
George Marks   Tray Photo,Back Cover Photo
Andy Sotiriou   Cover Photo
Peter Kellers   Artwork

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