JD Allen, ‘Americana Vol. 2’ (Savant) | Review

On two of his previous albums, Americana (2016) and Barracoon (2019), tenor saxophonist JD Allen purposefully evoked the blues. On Americana Vol. 2, he gets right down to the nitty-gritty, playing the blues in quartet and trio formats, stripping his tenor work to the studs, eschewing technical gymnastics in favor of raw expression. It’s not

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