Posts Tagged ‘Carl Allen’

Jazz Setlist, September 18-26: Thelonious Monk Competition

Two of the city's biggest annual jazz events, in the same week? Yup. And that's not all.
Thursday, Sept. 20
One of the best one-night showcases of jazz in the country is a staple in Washington—oh, and it's free. I speak, of course, of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Jazz Issue Forum and Concert, part of the [...]

Jazz Setlist, Feb. 25 – Mar. 3: Allen, Allen, Allen

Feb. 26
One of the most ecstatic recordings of last year was Shine!, by the young tenor saxophonist JD Allen and his trio. In the lineage of sax trios, Allen and his men (bassist Gregg August, drummer Rudy Royston) have more in common with Ornette Coleman than Sonny Rollins: Allen is rich in melody, but unafraid [...]