Allen Blairman started his career as a professional musician more than 60 years ago (in 1955!) in Pittsburgh. He has played with almost all of the jazz greats from
Jimmy Smith to George Benson, from Roland Kirk to Dexter Gordon, from Chet Baker to Karl Berger and Albert Mangelsdorff, from Mal Waldron to Albert Ayler (whose famous last recordings with him at
the „Fondation Maeght“ were just re-released). Since 1971 he has been living in Europe and toured from South America to Japan.