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JD Allen. Frank Stewart/courtesy of the artist
The tenor saxophonist was introduced as "John D. Allen" when he accompanied Betty Carter on Toast of the Nation 1994. This year's broadcast features him as the leader of his own hard-charging trio, with special guests Ron Miles on cornet and Henry Butler on piano. Hear excerpts from a September 2010 concert at Dazzle in Denver.
Hear the full performance by the JD Allen Trio in Denver, recorded for WBGO's The Checkout.
Personnel: JD Allen, tenor saxophone. Ameen Saleem, bass. Rudy Royston, drums. With Ron Miles, cornet and Henry Butler, piano.