Lolly Allen

Coming Home

OA2 22178

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With the satisfying musical journey presented on "Coming Home," the young vibraphonist has become a rising bandleader to watch.
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With inspiration provided by myriad jazz masters and the Los Angeles musicians she surrounds herself with, vibist Lolly Allen creates a warm, swinging, and jubilant set of music on "Coming Home." Opening with Horace Silver's "The Hippest Cat in Hollywood," she celebrates the LA jazz scene that developed out of the flourishing Central Ave clubs of the '50s. Surrounding herself with revered veterans of the scene, such as drummer Paul Kreibich and pianist Tom Owens, and young, vital members of the next generation, including pianist Josh Nelson and saxophonist Danny Janklow, Lolly delivers invigorated perspectives of the quintet group dynamic. Classics like Mario Bauza's "Mambo Inn" and Dizzy Gillespie's "Bebop" are paired with Allen's originals, "Little Hummingbird" and the title cut, in a seamless blend of supple ideas and renewed approaches to traditional repertoire.


Track Listing:

1. The Hippest Cat In Hollywood 5:41 (Horace Silver)
2. Coming Home 6:04 (Lolly Allen)
3. Little Hummingbird 3:49 (Lolly Allen)
4. Emily 5:38 (Johnny Mandel)
5. Lolly's Folly 4:53 (Carl Saunders)
6. Gentle Rain 6:32 (Luiz Bonfa)
7. If You Could See Me Now 6:53 (Tadd Dameron)
8. Mambo Inn 5:11 (Mario Bauza)
9. O Grande Amor 7:43 (Antônio Carlos Jobim)
10. Bebop 4:01 (Dizzy Gillespie )

Performers:

Lolly Allen - vibraphone
Danny Janklow - alto & tenor saxophones
Josh Nelson - piano (1,2,5-8)
Tom Owens - piano (3,4,9,10)
Jordan Richards - bass
Paul Kreibich - drums (2-4,8-10)
Kendall Kay - drums (1,5-7)
Larry Koonse - guitar (5,6)
Carl Saunders - trumpet (5,6)
Scott Whitfield - trombone (5,6)
Adam Schroeder - bari sax (5,6)

Production Info:

Produced by Lolly Allen
Assistant Producer: Josh Nelson
Associate Executive Producer: Luca Viola
Recorded by Talley Sherwood at
Tritone Recording, Glendale, CA
March 2 & May 11, 2016
Mixed & mastered by Paul Tavenner at
Big City Recording, Granada Hills, CA
Photos by Bradford Rogne
Cover design & layout by John Bishop


Reviews of Coming Home

Midwest Records (Chris Spector)
Firmly in the now with admirers on the Nelson/Koonse axis, Allen hits it out of the park as she hammers her point home swingingly and gracefully. A tasty romp throughout, this classic in the making is a jazzy joy for all.​ ...

Downbeat (Bobby Reed)
EDITORS' PICK In recent years, among the vibraphonists who have raised their profiles as bandleaders are Joel Ross, Behn Gillece and Matt Moran. Joining their ranks is Los Angeles-based Lolly Allen, whose cohesive new album, Coming Home, features two original compositions, along with interpretations of songs by Johnny Mandel ("Emily"), Mario Bauza ...







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