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JD Allen artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music
February 15, 2011 The tenor saxophonist writes compact, fleshy little themes. Then the band swings 'em like mad.
January 4, 2011 The tenor saxophonist leads his hard-charging trio out west with a couple of stellar guest soloists.
August 12, 2009 Noisy but soothing, simple but dense, the saxophonist's trio confronts jazz history's antecedents.
July 7, 2009 Allen performs with a forceful tenor saxophone that blows mightily in a session from WBGO.
December 6, 2009 In 2009, young talents such as Vijay Iyer were among many who transcended the standard.
May 8, 2011 The saxophonist keeps a high-octane band that's small in size, short in song and winning in swing.
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