The JD Allen Trio at The Blue Note Monday, December 26, 2005 8pm & 10pm
JD Allen, tenor / Eric Revis, bass / Jeremy 'bean' Clemons, drums
...a tenor saxophonist with an enigmatic, elegant and hard-driving style..." Ben Ratliff, New York Times on JD ALLEN ...huge sound, unshakeable rhythmic confidence, and a penchant for cohesive, logical bass lines." Ted Panken, Downbeat on ERIC REVIS
...I wondered if he'd just landed on the shores, fresh from the Motherland, that's how versatile and multilingual he was. With chereke, bongos, clave and other instruments plus drum set, Clemons added palatable texture and flavor...Jeremy was speaking in tongues...the percussion engine." Wanda Sabir, San Francisco Bay View on JEREMY bean" CLEMONS
Detroit tenor saxophonist JD Allen has risen to be one of the most thoughtful and skilled musicians of his generation. Steeping his sound in tradition and fundamentals, he possesses an adventurous, agile voice that honors the musical heritage of the past and serves as a visionary of the future of jazz. Allen has performed, recorded and toured with Betty Carter, Winard Harper, Wallace Roney, Frank Foster Big Band, David Murray Big Band, Cindy Blackman, Russell Gunn, Duane Eubanks, Bob Belden and Butch Morris. His artistry has received world-wide accolades such as; Italy's Best New Artist Award, 1999 for Allen's 1996 debut album, In Search Of...; Critics Pics Top 10 Albums of the Year (Jazziz Magazine) for Allen's 2001 Criss Cross release, Pharoah's Children. Allen was featured on NPR's Jazz Perspectives", WKCR's The Musicians Show"; WNYC's Soundcheck", as well as a featured artist in Jazz at Lincoln Center's Jazz Battles", along with fellow Detroit saxophonist, James Carter.
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