Allemana, Mike

Eyes & Ears, 2022CD
Instrument: Guitar

Issue: 28.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score: 75
Score Chart

O’s Notes: This is a Chicago gathering of musicians inspired by the late Von Freeman, led by composer, producer, guitarist Mike Allemana. Mike played in Freeman’s Quartet for 14 years. The vibe is relaxed, with a dash of funk and an air of curiosity. We liked the warm ballad “Communion and Renewal”, “The Mediator” and “The Mentor’s Benediction” with spoken word by bassist Bill Brickey. Allemana’s Vonology rekindles Freeman’s style of hard bop.


Publicist: Lydia Liebman Promotions