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by Mike Allen Trio

Lively, swinging jazz influenced by the music of Sonny Rollins, Ornette Coleman and Joe Henderson. The Western Canadian Music Awards' "Best Instrumental Jazz Album of 2003" is a must-have for any serious jazz collection.
Genre: Jazz: Contemporary Jazz
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1. Nette's Cept (feat. Julian MacDonough & Paul Rushka) Mike Allen Trio & Mike Allen
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2. Simone (feat. Julian MacDonough & Paul Rushka) Mike Allen Trio & Mike Allen
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3. Everytime We Say Goodbye (feat. Julian MacDonough & Paul Rushka) Mike Allen Trio & Mike Allen
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4. Bessie's Blues (feat. Julian MacDonough & Paul Rushka) Mike Allen Trio & Mike Allen
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5. One Side of A Circle (feat. Julian MacDonough & Paul Rushka) Mike Allen Trio & Mike Allen
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6. 'Round Midnight (feat. Julian MacDonough & Paul Rushka) Mike Allen Trio & Mike Allen
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7. Until It's Over (feat. Julian MacDonough & Paul Rushka) Mike Allen Trio & Mike Allen
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8. Wiser Than I (feat. Julian MacDonough & Paul Rushka) Mike Allen Trio & Mike Allen
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9. Your Kind Brings Joy (feat. Julian MacDonough & Paul Rushka) Mike Allen Trio & Mike Allen
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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"This impressive entry by Vancouver-based tenor and soprano saxophonist Allen was recorded in January (2003) with bassist Paul Rushka and Seattle drummer Julian MacDonough. You get nine long pieces, an hour of strong compositions and splendid interpretation. Allen sets high standards in the headlong rush of his opener "Nette's Cept", with its long improvisation lines, his swinging, rhythmic sense complemented by strident drumming explorations and then clever interaction. Allen's big tones stand out, especially on the bluesy "Simone". Taut and tight phrasing are featured on a bracing take on Coltrane's "Bessie's Blues", while the soprano fares beautifully on his "One Side Of A Circle" and the sweet "Everytime We Say Goodbye". His breathy tenor a la Ben Webster is a delight on "Round Midnight" and elsewhere. He's certainly strong on melody with a power sound mindful of Sonny Rollins." -Geoff Chapman (Toronto Star)


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