Hey, Look Me Over

Hey, Look Me Over

by Harry Allen-Joe Cohn Quartet


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Hey, Look Me Over

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/14/2006
Label: Arbors Records
UPC: 0780941133325
catalogNumber: 19333
Rank: 112326

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Harry Allen-Joe Cohn Quartet   Primary Artist
Harry Allen   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
Cohn   Composer
Harry Allen   Composer,Audio Production
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Jim Czak   Engineer
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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