Each has formidable chops and the chemistry they have developed as a trio - and working together in various other permutations - is a great strength. Allen, who has absorbed stylistic influences from many of the great mainstream tenorists in jazz but parrots none - was the icing on this splendid cake.
Flute player Ali Ryerson, who lives in the same Connecticut town as Parrott, was in the audience. She's on her own separate Florida tour this month. Parrott said the pair never see each other "other than maybe at the Brookfield Library. Sometimes you have to go on the road to meet up with your friends."