JD Allen Trio: Live At The Village Vanguard : A Blog Supreme One of the modern renovators of the saxophone trio is JD Allen, whose new album Shine! makes meaty little 3-5 minute vignettes out of the choicest bits of his group's improvising. Watch a live video stream of his group in concert.
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JD Allen Trio: Live At The Village Vanguard

UPDATE: Show's over. Check out the video and chat archives above.

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If you haven't guessed, I like saxophone trios a lot. Not all of them are good, of course, but there's something about the directness and liberty of saxophone, bass and drums that sounded great with Sonny Rollins in 1956, and still sounds fresh today.

One of the modern renovators of the form is JD Allen, whose new album Shine! makes meaty little 3-5 minute vignettes out of the choicest bits of his group's improvising. Tonight at 9 p.m. ET at the Village Vanguard, he plays with Gregg August (bass) and Rudy Royston (drums). Once again, the WBGO crew is on the scene, recording and broadcasting. Live video and chat above; audio-only stream and more information here: JD Allen Trio: Live At The Village Vanguard

If you've been following our broadcasting experiment, hopefully I shouldn't have to tell you that you can catch the full audio archive of this show tomorrow at www.npr.org/villagevanguard.