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Jacob Duncan: It's Alright To Dream featuring JD Allen

Read "It's Alright To Dream featuring JD Allen" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

In many instances, saxophone summits are ballsy blowouts steeped in performing jazz standards, especially when the hornists are used to leading their own bands, and they just want to get down to business in the studio. But such is not the case here, thanks to superb Louisville, KY-based saxophonist Jacob Duncan's (Norah Jones, Aretha Franklin) original compositions that add a harmonious cohesion to this session. The quintet features NY-based poll-winning tenor sax artisan JD Allen, who has been releasing widely ...

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Jacob Duncan: The Busker

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Hailing from Louisville, KY., saxophonist Jacob Duncan (Liberation Prophecy) plays his horn with vocal attributes on this trio endeavor that provides a storyline to his travels in the US and abroad. He was a busker (street entertainer) performing his craft near train stations, office complexes and so on, perhaps brightening the days and injecting a little joy into the life of a casual observer. Duncan's musical storyboard is augmented by a crystalline audio production--where you could probably hear ...

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Jacob Duncan: Invisible House

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Since the politically and culturally turbulent 60s, the word liberation has been incorporated into titles of collectives--remember the radical “Symbionese Liberation Army" and the certainly less violent, but still highly influential “Liberation Orchestra" of bassist Charlie Haden? Even song and album titles from groups as diverse as The Pet Shop Boys and Earth, Wind and Fire have glommed the word for appropriate thematic effect. Perhaps people everywhere just wanna be free, as The Rascals sang back when. ...


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