Allen, JD

Savant, 2020CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 26.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 74
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Tenor saxophonist JD Allen serves up his 14th album as a leader with his current trio including bassist Ian Kenselarr and Nic Cacioppo on drums. Allen is deliberate with the melodies, wasting no notes in this 45-minute set. Four of the seven tracks are original but Allen’s signature is embedded in all of the songs. They get a little funky on “Die Dreaming” before slowing the pace with a thoughtful ballad, “I Should Care” and swinging hard on “The G Thing” and “Elegua” launched by an explosive drum solo. JD is in his zone!


Publicist: Jazz Depot