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J.D. Allen

J.D. Allen
Born: Jan 1, 1974 in Detroit, MI
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Genre: Jazz
Biography: Tenor saxophonist J.D. Allen was born in Detroit, MI, on December 11, 1972. He is a member of the third wave of Young Lion mainstream jazz players. As a young man, he was influenced by the great musicians who stayed in Detroit, but upon his arrival in New York City his real apprenticeship began, as he ...Read full biography
In Search Of...
Released: 1999
Label: RED Distribution
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For tenor saxophonist, J.D. Allen's debut as a leader, he wisely chose experienced Italian trumpeter Fabio Morgera as the second horn, along with a young, dynamite rhythm section. Allen is from the post-Coltrane ...Read full review
Victory!
Released: 2011
Label: Sunnyside Communications
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The third album by tenor saxophonist J.D. Allen's working trio with bassist Gregg August and drummer Rudy Royston is the shortest and most compressed one yet. He's a player given to concision; the majority ...Read full review
More J.D. Allen albums: Main Albums (7)