Allen, Mike

Cellar Live, 2023CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 29.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 75
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Saxophonist Mike Allen forms a cordless trio with bassist John Lee and drummer Carl Allen for To A Star, a combination of studio and live recordings at Frankie’s Jazz Club in Vancouver. This is a swinging collection with many very good songs including spirited solos. “Hot Stuff”, “What Is This Thing Called Love”, Tabasco Burn”, “One-Up-Man-Ship” and the cool take of “Stars Fell On Alabama” are some of the bests.


Publicist: Lisa Reedy Promotions