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Dave Allen Quartet Featuring David Liebman - September at 55 Bar

SOURCE: Published: 2009-09-01
Dave Allen Quartet Dave Allen Quartet performs September 8th at the 55 Bar.

Dave Allen Quartet
Dave Liebman - sax
Chris Lightcap - bass
Adam Cruz - drums

55 Bar
55 Christopher St

Allen has found a true voice, his effortless technique downplays the apparent complexity, paradoxically creating a cool surface sheen that has a white heat glowing beneath it...music that seduces both the body and mind--again and again.
-All About Jazz

An exciting and unique player in the mold of Pat Metheny, Ben Monder and Adam Rogers. Monster chops, harmonic resourcefulness, strong melodic sense, seamless group interaction, considerable compositional talent and a kick-ass group of talented players make this CD an electrifying piece of work.
-Lyle Robinson, Jazzguitarlife.com

Allen has a fully developed and mature approach to composition, technical command of his instrument, and the inspirational fortitude to pull wonderful music from the ensemble. Each piece is like an aural painting or film in the way it slides across the psyche.
-Farrell Lowe, All About Jazz

Allen has what could be dubbed as string-imagination, the ability to quickly form and rethink patterns like moving water--flowing, lucid and spontaneous, paired with superior comping skills--filling in the gaps with creative touches and chord-work.
- Mark F. Turner, All About Jazz

A number of tracks have melodies that etched themselves in my mind. The music is full of subtlety. Allen has no seeming limit to histechnique, but he always puts it to good musical ends.
-Budd Koppman, AllAboutJazz.com

There is a true sensuality to the guitarist's sound... unfolding his lines with an edge-of- your-seat stealth.
-Jim Macnie, Village Voice

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