Love Stone JD Allen

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Label: Savant

Genre: Jazz

Subgenre: Contemporary Jazz

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  • 1Stranger in Paradise06:06
  • 2Until the Real Thing Comes Along05:06
  • 3Why Was I Born05:27
  • 4You're My Thrill05:08
  • 5Come All Ye Fair and Tender Ladies04:35
  • 6Put on a Happy Face04:59
  • 7Prisoner of Love04:39
  • 8Someday (You'll Want Me to Want You)03:59
  • 9Gone with the Wind04:55
  • Total Runtime44:54

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Mit seinem Trio reiht sich JD Allen ein in eine Reihe großer Vorläufer (man denke etwa an Sonny Rollins oder Ornette Coleman) – stilistisch aber ist er sein eigener Herr: Die „New York Times“ charakterisiert ihn treffend als “tenor saxophonist with an enigmatic, elegant and hard-driving style“. Aus Detroit stammend, ging er bald nach New York, spielte lange Zeit in der Band von Betty Carter und darüber hinaus u. a. mit Größen wie Lester Bowie, George Cables, Ron Carter oder der Frank Foster Big Band. Sein Debüt-Album „In Serach Of“ wurde 1999 in Italien mit dem „Best New Artist Award“ ausgezeichnet; das zweite („Pharoah’s Children“) kam in die Top Ten 2002 des „Jazziz Magazine“. 2008 gründete er sein Trio mit Gregg August und Rudy Royston; ihre CD „I Am – I Am“ erhielt allseits hervorragende Besprechungen und brachte ihm beim 56. „Downbeat Critis Poll“ die Auszeichnung als „Rising Star Tenor Saxophone“ ein … 2016 schließlich wurde gleich das ganze JD Allen Trio zur „Rising Star Jazz Group“ gewählt! Über sein aktuelles Album „Americana“ (2016) heißt es auf der Homepage von „All About Jazz“:

„A major achievement (…) by one of jazz’s most creative set of musicians (…) JD Allen is an artist who always delivers.”

In Deutschland sorgte JD Allen bereits 2013 als Musiker in Jaimeo Browns „Transcendence“ beim JazzFest Berlin für Furore – nun kommt er endlich mit seinem eigenen Trio nach Europa.

JD Allen, Tenorsaxophon
Gregg August, Bass
Rudy Royston, Schlagzeug

JD Allen
Hailed by the New York Times as "a tenor saxophonist with an enigmatic, elegant and hard-driving style," J.D. Allen is one of the most thoughtful jazz saxophonists on the scene today.

The Detroit natives apprenticeship has largely been in New York, where he has performed, recorded, and toured with legends Lester Bowie, George Cables, Betty Carter,Louis Hayes , Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette, Frank Foster Big Band, Winard Harper, Butch Morris, David Murray, Wallace Roney, and contemporaries Cindy Blackman, Orrin Evans, Marcus Gilmore, Russell Gunn, and Me'shell N'degeocello, Dave Douglas among others.

J.D.'s debut album, In Search Of... (red records), won him the Best New Artist award in Italy in 1999, and had reviewers praising him for his original compositions and bold playing. That same year J.D. began touring and recording with drummer Cindy Blackman's Quartet, where he remains a member.

His second release, Pharoah's Children (Criss Cross), won him accolades for its thoughtfulness, maturity, and adventurousness. One of Jazziz Magazine's Critics Pics Top 10 Albums of the Year, the album was praised in the U.S. and Europe, along with leading musicians, such as Michael Brecker and Jeff "Tain" Watts.

Since making a strong impression in his early years in New York at venues like Smalls, Village Gate, and Visiones, and serving an invaluable tenure with Betty Carter, J.D. has come a long way, now fully possessed of his own sound. J.D. has appeared on NPR's Jazz Perspectives, WNYC's Soundcheck, WKCR's Musician's Show and is a member of the Romare Bearden Homecoming Jazz All-Star Band.

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