Allen & Allen - Impressions

Monday 1st September 2003
Allen & Allen - Impressions
Allen & Allen - Impressions

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
LABEL: Allen & Allen Music Group 1000721
RRP: £12.99

Reviewed by Steve Best

If you remember ‘80s jazz-funk band Shakatak, this is the real deal when it comes to jazzy soul workouts and instrumentals with a tinge of vocal colour. In a clever twist, Allen & Allen are keyboard maestro Bruce Allen and saxophonist Allen Wiggins (see what they've done there?) and together they've crafted a late night treat that oozes class from every pore. Self-written titles mixing silky smooth jazz-soul ("Always There") and more brass-led fare (the exquisite "Impressions") rub shoulders with covers by the likes of Dallas Holm and Stevie Wonder (a delightful reading of "All I Do"), and the playing throughout is right on the money. The perfect album for sticking on for a late summer evening.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Always There [Listen]
2. We're In This Love [Listen]
3. Critical Commission [Listen]

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Reader Comments

Posted by Bridgete in Birmingham Alabama USA @ 05:28 on Mar 12 2007

Excited to hear more and learn more about Allen and Allen's journey and expressions of their giftings. Thanks for the taste...sweet!

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