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I AM I AM

Label: Sunnyside Records
Released: 2008
Track listing: I AM--I AM; The North Star; Hajile; Titus; Louisada; id; The Cross + The Crescent Sickle; Othello; Ezekiel; Pagan.

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JD Allen Trio: I AM I AM

Read "I AM I AM" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

Playing from the heart, creating and improvising from within, jazz music's mantra continues to espouse that “honesty is the best policy." This is heard and felt when listening to saxophonist J.D. Allen's I Am I Am. In an insightful and inspirational interview, the artist gives light to what makes his music forthcoming and real. ...

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JD Allen Trio: I AM I AM

Read "I AM I AM" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Face it, if you play the tenor saxophone you're going to have to deal with the legacy of John Coltrane's sound. You can hear it in the playing of Branford Marsalis, Pharoah Sanders, and even Sonny Rollins. It is believed that Rollins was so influenced by Trane, that his style was forever changed in the 1960s. ...


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