Allemana has had his fair share of experience working in an organ combo, and one of his best recordings features him in that format. His 2009 album Lin's Holiday—the title is a nice play on the name of the legendary Chicago tenor player Lin Halliday—is an easy-swinging affair with Schlick and organist Dan Trudell. The album doesn't push the envelope in any way, but it demonstrates the guitarist's good taste, skill as an improviser, and Catholic sensibilities when it comes to repertoire (including modern pop standards like the Dusty Springfield classic "Just a Little Lovin'," the Brazilian tune "Galho Da Roseira," jazz tunes by Thelonious Monk and Big John Patton, and strong originals). Below you can hear Allemana's own "The Out Patient."
I haven't had a chance to catch the Allemana-Freeman Quartet yet, but I've heard great things about the group and I certainly intend to stop by next week. Below is a video clip from earlier in August of the group playing "Happy Fingers." The video is pretty dark, but it's plenty effective in transmitting the vibe of the music.
Scott Walker, Bish Bosch (4AD)
Actress, R.I.P. (Honest Jon's)
Jakob Ullmann, Fremde Zeit—Addendum (Edition RZ)
Gianluca Petrella Cosmic Band, Coming Tomorrow—Part Two (Spacebone)
Ulysses Owens Jr., Unanimous (Criss Cross)