- Gene Lees
"Harry Allen'splaying is nothing less than perfect"
- John Pizzarelli
"Harry Allen is fantastic. He plays both modern and yet in the grand tradition"
- Steve Allen
"Rhythmic edge and endless flow
of ideas...a first division tenor
"Rich and Satisfying when he's balladeering, mind blowing when he's cooking"
- Martin Richards, Jazz Journal
"...his tremendous tenor sax playing...endlessly inventive and with a flood of original ideas...his tone and execution are always superb"
- Eddie Cook, Jazz Journal
"a practitioner of such dense talent he sounds as if he invented tenor saxophone performance instead of Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young. Allen is the Frank Sinatra of the tenor saxophone: a master interpreter of standards"
- C. Michael Bailey
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