Reinhardt Winkler, Harry Allen, Dezron Douglas, Simone Kopmajer, John Di Martino: Flying Home

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Straightahead / Mainstream Jazz
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I’ve selected each song on the album because it speaks to my heart in a very personal way. Making music takes my mind to a special place, filling me with an awareness of being a link in a chain; a chain of ideas and musical approaches that I’m treating with great care while trying to keep them going.
Reinhardt Winkler • Flying HomeWhen tenor-saxophonist Harry Allen’s name appears on a CD, it is always worth acquiring. Austrian drummer Reinhardt Winkler is actually the leader of Flying Home, a quartet set that also includes pianist John Di Martino, bassist Dezron Douglas and, on four of the dozen numbers, vocalist Simone Kopmajer, but he wisely gives Allen the lion’s share of the solo space.

Allen is a consistently swinging tenor whose main influence is Stan Getz and, to a lesser degree, Ben Webster. He has appeared on dozens of recordings and does not seem to have ever taken an unworthy solo. Whether digging into a medium-tempo or faster tune, or caressing a ballad, his impeccable taste and beautiful tone always uplift the music.

The one minor flaw is that Flying Home was chosen as this project’s title cut. While taken at a similar tempo as one might expect Illinois Jacquet to play it, Allen sounds a bit out of place on that number, not honking, using repetition, or building up his solo to the passionate level one might expect for this song. It is just not his approach.

That one reservation aside, this is an excellent outing. Simone Kopmajer’s warm voice is a joy to hear, especially on “Moonlight Serenade,” and “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes.” Di Martino is perfect for this type of recording, both as an accompanist and a soloist. Douglas and Winkler are tasteful in support of the soloists. And whether on Ellis Marsalis’ “Swinging At The Haven,” “Poor Butterfly,” “Almost Like Being In Love,” or “Struttin’ With Some Barbecue,” Harry Allen is heard at his best throughout, maintaining the high level one always expects of him.
by Scott Yanow

Harry Allen - Tenor Saxophone
Dezron Douglas - Bass
Simone Kopmajer -
Reinhardt Winkler - Drums
John Di Martino - Piano

01. Swinging At The Haven 04:33
02. Bossa Nova U.S.A. 03:09
03. Poor Butterfly 04:45
04. Moonlight Serenade 03:48
05. Flying Home 04:12
06. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes 04:53
07. Didn't You Say 04:15
08. Samba de Orfeu 05:16
09. Have You Met Miss Jones 04:52
10. I've Got You Under My Skin 05:05
11. Almost Like Being in Love 03:54
12. Struttin' With Some Barbecue 03:39

wydano: 05 August 2022
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Challenge Records
Reinhardt Winkler, Harry Allen, Dezron Douglas, Simone Kopmajer, John Di Martino
Flying Home
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