REVIEW: JD Allen:, ‘Toys/Die Dreaming’ (Savant) 

There’s an appealing purity to JD Allen’s approach. From his big, luxurious tone on tenor saxophone, to the patient clarity of his solos, to the nimble interplay of his pianoless trio, there’s an undeniable comfort in its familiarity. But as this concise and compelling set demonstrates, his music also yields its own pleasant surprises.   That much is

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