Preview of JD Allen’s New Record on NPR

I love JD Allen's trio.  Unlike most tenor players, and saxophone players in general, JD Allen's solos and compositions get right to the point; they are concise, brief, and full of ideas.  I saw that his third album for Sunnyside Records, Victory! , is going to drop on Tuesday.  And that's why I'm happy that NPR …

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Um….it’s not their second record as a leader. Do your homework.

...haven't written in a while, time to shake off the rust..... When Esperanza Spalding's third album as a leader dropped a few weeks back I read a ton of interviews, short reviews, album descriptions, etc. that said Chamber Music Society (hereafter CMS) was her "sophomore" album.  BTW, I hate it when people describe someone's second …

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