The Harry Allen Orchestra - With Roses - Triangle 7 

Harry Allen is one of the most prolific and respected tenor sax players and arrangers on the scene today. He has recorded over 70 albums as a leader and many more as a sideman. He even produced three CDs from his home studio during the pandemic lockdown. Part of his popularity is his unparalleled versatility. On his newest release, With Roses, Allen applies his swinging, melodic sax to a program of ten original songs composed by Roger Frankham with co-writers Bruce BrownRoger Schore and Mark Winkler. Allen has worked with Frankham on other recording projects and recorded three of his songs on an album with pianist Mike Renzi. As the arranger, Allen thought the music would be best served by two horn sections, one featuring jazz horns while the other a classical horn section. For this project, Allen enlisted some of his friends, who just happen to be some of the finest jazz musicians around. The jazz horn section includes John Allred (trombone), Freddie Hendrix (trumpet), Grant Stewart (tenor sax), and Warren Vache (trumpet). The classical horn section consists of Peter Anderson (clarinet), Will Anderson (clarinet), Dan Block (bass clarinet), Steve Kenyon (flute), and Kathleen Nester (flute). The rhythm section is Bryan Carter and Aaron Kimmel (drums), John Di Martino (piano), and Mike Karn (bass). Allen plays sax on eight of the tracks. Most tracks also feature vocalist Lucy Yeghiazaryan, a New York City-based vocalist who has been making a name for herself.