"Allen's control of the timbers, from guttural moans to
"...Bracingly vivid trumpeter..."
"His conception and phrasing recall Lee Morgan's command
of the latin idiom."
"...he screams and screeches, taunts and teases,
"A fullness replete with soft tone-edges and great leaping
ability makes Allen interesting and worth a listen."
"Allen's trumpet and flugelhorn playing is marked by a
playful inventiveness underscored by a slightly husky, almost vocal, tone
and use of such swing trumpet strategies as smears, growls and glisses."
"Allen displays wit, charm, and true soul amidst the bristling
"In the course of playing like himself, Eddie crackles
"...precise lines and his control of texture."
"Allen's trumpet solos,... were marked by flowing logic and
"...Allen's original compositions dance with an attitude"
"There's a beauty to brashness, especially when it's accompanied by chops and intuition. The talented trumpeter offers such a blend..."
"What would you get if you melded a bit of Art Blakey to the imagination of Lester Bowie? You'd get trumpeter Eddie Allen..."
"... sounds like he has assimilated the fire, articulation and
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