On his Criss Cross debut, Pharoah's Children, 29-year-old Detroit-born saxophonist J.D. Allen brings his own perspective to the aesthetic rumblings that stamped middle '60s jazz music.
Boasting an open, richly textured tone, a meticulous, thoughtful approach, and a definitive sense of time, Allen interacts continuously with pianist Orrin Evans, bassist Eric Revis and drummer Gene Jackson over a stimulating hour of original music. On three titles as guest, the great new trumpeter Jeremy Pelt.
|1.||Our Man Revis (J.D. Allen) 4:20|
|2.||Queen Elisabeth (J,D. Allen) 6:27|
|3.||Mademoiselle Blackman (J.D. Allen) 5:57|
|4.||So Get Rid Of The Midgets And Send In The Giants (J.D. Allen) 6:23|
|5.||The Annex (J.D. Allen) 4:48|
|6.||The Bitter Pill (J.D. Allen) 4:03|
|7.||Mr. O.E. (J.D. Allen) 4:54|
|8.||Pharoah's Children (J.D. Allen) 6:08|
|9.||House Of Eugene (J.D. Allen) 4:46|
|10.||Action Jackson (J.D. Allen) 4:05|
|11.||Question (Eric Revis) 7:45|
Total Time: 59:44
Recorded December 18, 2001 in Brooklyn, NY, USA by Max Bolleman