JD Allen Quartet

JD Allen Quartet

JD Allen Quartet

JD Allen [tenor saxophone]   Liberty Ellman [guitar]   Ian Kenselarr [bass]   Nic Cacioppo [drums]


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Tenor saxophonist JD Allen, a favorite of critics and audiences alike, will “remind you of giants like Coltrane and Rollins but placing a special kind of premium on concision, directness and accessibility,” reports TimeOut New York. The Chicago Reader adds, “Allen has gravitated toward a more brooding, elliptical approach with a strong jolt of John Coltrane at his most probing.” Finally, JD is, in the words of Connecticut’s WNPR, “A man for all seasons,” who “plays ballads with warmth, beauty and truth, grooves hard in a post-bop mode or wails in a free jazz setting with passion saturated with the soulful spirituality, grace and inspired abandon recalling the power and the glory of John Coltrane.” Well-known for his piano-less trio recordings, here he leads a striking quartet with guitarist Liberty Ellman.