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Harry Allen - Joe Cohn Quartet at "Jazz in the Sky"

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Harry Allen - Joe Cohn Quartet
(Harry Allen Website)
“Jazz in the Sky”

Terrace in the Sky
400 West 119th Street
Btw. Amsterdam Ave. and Morningside Drive
New York, NY 10027

Harry Allen on Tenor Sax
Joe Cohn on Guitar
Joel Forbes on Bass
Chuck Riggs on Drums

Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower
July 18, 2006

(Read Other Harry Allen - Joe Cohn Reviews).

Tonight’s two sets at Terrace in the Sky’s “Jazz in the Sky” were fraught with drama, as the dark skies overhead filled with billowy clouds and the air thickened with increasing humidity. But, the very solid and seasoned Harry Allen – Joe Cohn Quartet took the heat and raindrops in stride. Chris Bernic, Proprietor, set up a giant umbrella that covered the entire band! The evening’s weather changed rapidly from threatening to drizzle to dryness. We took a brief break between sets, thankfully, as the moment of the last musical notes was the moment that the skies opened up, and thunder and torrential rain ensued with haste. The band enjoyed a nice dinner in the dry and elegant glassed-in restaurant, with a full view of a rainy, New York night.

With Harry Allen on tenor sax, Joe Cohn on guitar, Joel Forbes on bass, and Chuck Riggs on drums, the band played tunes, such as Estate, from Italy, Zingaro, by Jobim, You and Me, by Al Cohn, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, by Harold Arlen, and Isn¹t it a Lovely Day, by Irving Berlin. Harry was stalwart and sensational tonight, as he played with amazing ease and versatility. Joe used his signature rapid-fingering style as solo and backup, and Joel kept the rhythm and richness strong and buoyant. Chuck took one great solo that grabbed the audience, and, in between, used swing and bossa nova in steady, syncopated beats. The sound of the band was always resonant and clear, thanks to Manfred Knoop, Twinz Records and Knoop Studio in northern New Jersey.

“Jazz in the Sky” will once again be blazing on August 8, 2006, with one of the top Argentine Tango bands around: Maurizio Najt on piano, Tito Castro on bandoneón, and Nicolas Danielson on violin. Call Terrace in the Sky at 212.666.9490 to reserve a good seat or table. You can also sit at the outdoor, exotic bar. “Jazz in the Sky” is presented rain or shine (with an elegant indoor space, if necessary). Tell them you saw them on

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