Victory! - J.D. Allen Trio
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  1. Victory!
  2. The Pilot's Compass
  3. The Thirsty Ear
  4. Sura Hinda
  5. The Learned Tongue
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  1. Victory!
  2. The Pilot's Compass
  3. The Thirsty Ear
  4. Sura Hinda
  5. The Learned Tongue
  6. Philippe Petit
  7. Motif
  8. Fatima
  9. Mr. Steepy
  10. Stairway to the Stars
  11. The Hungry Eye
  12. Recapitulation (The Pilot's Compass)
  13. Victory!
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The third album by tenor saxophonist J.D. Allen's working trio with bassist Gregg August and drummer Rudy Royston is the shortest and most compressed one yet. He's a player given to concision; the majority of pieces on 2008's I Am I Am and 2009's Shine! were in the three- to four-minute range, but pieces on Victory! frequently come in well shy of the three-minute mark. He says what he's got to say, allows his bandmates (particularly Royston) to assert themselves, and then it's over. Intensity and focus are here, but almost ...

Victory! 2011, Sunnyside Communications

UPC: 016728128025

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