A Night at Birdland, Vol. 2

A Night at Birdland, Vol. 2

by Harry Allen

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A Night at Birdland, Vol. 2

Harry Allen leads a fine quintet on the second of two volumes recorded over a pair of nights in 1993 at Hamburg's Birdland nightclub. The tenor saxophonist was quite familiar with bandmates trumpeter Randy Sandke and drummer Oliver Jackson, having worked with them extensively on recordings and in all-star lineups assembled by George Wein. The band is rounded out by two veterans of the British jazz scene, pianist Brian Dee and bassist Len Skeat. Obviously, the familiarity keeps the group from sounding like a pickup effort with little or no rehearsal. Allen's melodic solos are steeped in the tradition of Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster, especially in rich ballads like "My Foolish Heart" and the deliberate "Sweet Lorraine." For a little bit of variety from the swing era, the quintet offers a stimulating bop number and the early jazz chestnut "Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me."

Product Details

Release Date: 06/01/1999
Label: Nagel-Heyer Germany
UPC: 0645347001022
catalogNumber: 10

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Harry Allen   Primary Artist,Tenor Saxophone,Group Member
Oliver Jackson   Drums,Group Member
Brian Dee   Piano,Group Member
Randy Sandke   Trumpet,Group Member
Len Skeat   Bass,Group Member

Technical Credits

Russ Morgan   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
Charles R. McCarron   Composer
Arthur Swanstrom   Composer
Nikolai Woeller   Art Direction
Bernd Schultze   Engineer
Hans Nagel-Hayer   Producer,Liner Notes
Frank Nagel-Heyer   Producer,Liner Notes
Sabine Nagel-Heyer   Producer

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