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Allen, J.D. / Matador And The Bull, The
Album:Matador And The Bull, The Collection:Jazz
Artist:Allen, J.D. Added:Aug 2012
Label:Savant Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2012-08-19 Pull Date:2012-10-21 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Oct 21Oct 14Sep 30Sep 23Sep 9Sep 2Aug 26

 Recent Airplay
1.Oct 25, 2018:No Cover, No Minimum
A Suit Of Lights
4.Oct 12, 2012:No Cover, No Minimum
Ring Shout!, A Suit Of Lights, The Matador And The Bull (Torero)
2.Oct 17, 2012:Meow After Midnight
Santa Maria (Mother)
5.Oct 09, 2012:Rebop
3.Oct 16, 2012:Rebop
A Suit Of Lights
6.Sep 28, 2012:No Cover, No Minimum
Ring Shout!

Album Review
Reviewed 2012-08-18 
JD ALLEN: The Matador and the Bull
Savant, 2012

MODERN JAZZ – Tenor saxophonist JD Allen turns is a master of controlled intensity. This strong CD features short tracks and his usual pared-down trio with bass and drums. These tunes stride in, make their presence felt in hot, boiling cauldrons, say their piece and slip right out.

Play it all! Fo’s Picks: 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10/11

1. 2:52 – low and moody: bass intro and strong, soulful sax
2. 2:41 – turbulent drums here; sax & bass start relaxed, then heat up
3. 3:24 – hot, energetic drive: insistent riff anchors trio fireworks
4. 4:07 – dark-toned ballad, slow with bass picking out a winding path
5. 3:39 – creepy bass drone turns into slow grinding, opens up later
6. 3:59 – bouncy modern-bop cooker: sax twists & shouts, hot drums
7. 2:58 – melodic but slippery, medium tempo start, accelerates a bit
8. 3:53 – driving but upbeat: appealing sax lines, solid bass solo
9. 4:45 – thoughtful stroll: a sneaky groove with lots of bass space
10. 3:22 – solo drums, low & rumbly, set up a soulful ballad; drifts into…
11. 1:56 – …a very spare and open ballad with some great sax tone
12. 3:16 – rework of #1, much more angular with a walking pace

[ Fo ] - 18 August 2012

Track Listing
1.The Matador And The Bull (Torero) 7.Erlanger
2.A Suit Of Lights 8.Pinyin
3.Ring Shout! 9.Vuela (The Whisperer)
4.Santa Maria (Mother) 10.The Lyrics Of Summer And Shadow
5.Cathedral 11.Muleta
6.Paseillo 12.The Matador And The Bull (Toro)