J.D. Allen: Tenor Sax, Olivier Robin: Drums, Gregg August: Bass
WEDNESDAY 7 MARCH
JD ALLEN TRIO
8PM, £14 (£10 conc) HERE
£40 FESTIVAL TICKET AVAILABLE HERE
booking fee included
For a decade, tenor saxophonist JD Allen has anchored his trailblazing trio, and he is recognised as one of the most thoughtful saxophonists of his generation, delivering a ragged, searching tone reminiscent of jazz’s blues heritage. His playing reflects his pedigree as a grandson of the Delta, a son of Detroit, and a leader of modern jazz. His unique and compelling voice on the instrument has recently earned Allen a blaze of critical attention signalling his ascension to the upper ranks of the contemporary jazz world.
The combination of Allen’s simple forms and fragmentary themes, Robin’s powerful percussive swings, and August’s versatile playing style, makes for a performance overflowing with excitement and flair.
“Fearless approach to a formidable tradition.” The New York Times