Kris Allen—Jazz CD Reviews for December 2016

Album Cover: BelovedKris Allen is an excellent alto and soprano-saxophonist with his own sound. While Jackie McLean was a mentor, Allen has a cooler tone and does not sound at all like him. However like McLean, he has an open mind towards more adventurous approaches in jazz and he is forging his own path. Allen has worked with many top jazz artists and groups in his career thus far, including Illinois Jacquet, Gerald Wilson, Helen Sung, Winard Harper, Mingus Dynasty and Gary Smulyan among others....

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