J.D. ALLEN

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Tenor saxophonist J.D. Allen was born in Detroit, Michigan, 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 in Detroit, but upon his arrival in New York City, his real apprenticeship began. He worked with such notables as George Cables, Betty Carter, Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette, Frank Foster's Loud Minority Big Band, Butch Morris, David Murray, and Wallace Roney. His contemporary collaborators include Winard Harper, Orrin Evans, Gerald Cleaver, Eric Revis, Marcus Gilmore, Russell Gunn, Meshell Ndegéocello, Dave Douglas, Duane Eubanks, Jeremy Pelt, Fabio Morgera, Elisabeth Kontomanou, Lucian Ban, and the Red Records All-Stars.

Allen's debut recording for the Criss Cross label, In Search Of..., won him an award for Best New Artist in Italy in 1999, and had reviewers praising him for his original compositions and bold
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J.D. ALLEN In Search Of... album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In Search Of...
Post Bop 1999
J.D. ALLEN Pharoah's Children album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pharoah's Children
Post Bop 2002
J.D. ALLEN Heaven Is My Home album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Heaven Is My Home
Post Bop 2004
J.D. ALLEN I Am I Am album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
I Am I Am
Hard Bop 2008
J.D. ALLEN Shine! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Shine!
Post Bop 2009
J.D. ALLEN Victory! album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Victory!
Hard Bop 2011
J.D. ALLEN The Matador and the Bull album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Matador and the Bull
Avant-Garde Jazz 2012
J.D. ALLEN Grace album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Grace
Post Bop 2013
J.D. ALLEN Bloom album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bloom
Post Bop 2014
J.D. ALLEN Graffiti album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Graffiti
Hard Bop 2015
J.D. ALLEN Americana - Musings on Jazz and Blues album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Americana - Musings on Jazz and Blues
Hard Bop 2016
J.D. ALLEN Radio Flyer album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Radio Flyer
Avant-Garde Jazz 2017
J.D. ALLEN Love Stone album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Love Stone
Post Bop 2018
J.D. ALLEN Barracoon album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Barracoon
Post Bop 2019

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