Mike Allen Jazz Anthology

Mike Allen Jazz Anthology : 90 Original Compositions and Recollections

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Within these covers lies a treasure trove of original compositions awaiting your enjoyment. Enhanced by personal recollections and photos, this is more than just a comprehensive jazz fake book, it's an artist's lifework that vibrates at the signature frequency of Mike Allen.

Spare, elegant, melodic, soaring, fierce-Mike Allen has arrived as the country's top jazz saxophonist. Echoes of John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman and Joe Lovano resonate through Allen's work, but the Vancouver-based saxman has channeled them into a voice of his own, by turns soulful, intense, lush and dynamic.

-Ottawa Citizen

An original in the making-one of a half dozen interesting Canadians to watch.

-Globe And Mail

Songs that imply a spiritual search-an ideal backdrop for Allen's broad, brawny solo.


Soulful genius-Vancouver-based saxophonist Mike Allen is a local jazz treasure.

-Victoria Times-Colonist

An accomplished musician who has studied Coltrane in depth and forged a style that is fresh and vital.

-Jazz Journal International

Mike Allen's world is well worth a visit.

-The Jazz Report
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Product details

  • Paperback | 134 pages
  • 216 x 279 x 9mm | 435g
  • English
  • 0228850673
  • 9780228850670
  • 550,879