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Within these covers lies a treasure trove of original compositions awaiting your enjoyment. Enhanced by personal recollections and photos, this is more than just a comprehensive jazz fake book, it's an artist's lifework that vibrates at the signature frequency of Mike Allen.
Spare, elegant, melodic, soaring, fierce-Mike Allen has arrived as the country's top jazz saxophonist. Echoes of John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman and Joe Lovano resonate through Allen's work, but the Vancouver-based saxman has channeled them into a voice of his own, by turns soulful, intense, lush and dynamic.
An original in the making-one of a half dozen interesting Canadians to watch.
-Globe And Mail
Songs that imply a spiritual search-an ideal backdrop for Allen's broad, brawny solo.
Soulful genius-Vancouver-based saxophonist Mike Allen is a local jazz treasure.
An accomplished musician who has studied Coltrane in depth and forged a style that is fresh and vital.
-Jazz Journal International
Mike Allen's world is well worth a visit.
-The Jazz Report