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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
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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
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)
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