I Am I Am

SSC1183 2008-04-22

Track List

I Am - I Am - 03:36
The North Star - 03:50
Hajile - 03:49
Titus - 05:06
Louisada - 03:38
id - 02:59
The Cross + The Crescent Sickle - 03:31
Othello - 04:48
Ezekiel - 05:19
Pagan - 08:22


JD Allen - tenor saxophone
Gregg August - drums
Rudy Royston - acoustic bass

The busy world of the New York jazz community has created an environment that can be detrimental to the development and performance of a group of musicians that share a true rapport.
Saxophonist JD Allen, however, has formed and maintained an astonishing trio of young talent that shares a vision and group sound. The new recording, I Am I Am, puts JD Allen's Trio on display. Bassist Gregg August and drummer Rudy Royston provide a perfect balance to JD's impressive saxophone playing on the Trio's first outing with Sunnyside Records.


...redolent of serious jazz from the mid-1960s.
Ben Ratliff, The New York Times, April 2008 read the full article

2008 Village Voice Jazz Poll winners include JD Allen's Iam Iam in its top 50 albums of 2008

Francis Davis, the village VOICE - January 2009 read the full article

Great review and article by Tony Hall in the September 2008 Jazzwise UK.

Tony Hall, Jazzwise UK - September 2008 read the full article

Tony Hall, Jazzwise UK - September 2008 read the full article

Nice article on JD in the August 2008 Issue of JazzTimes. Written by JD Murph.

John Murph, JazzTimes - August 2008 read the full article

K. Leander Williams's interview with JD for Time Out - New York.

K. Leander Williams, Time Out New York - April 2008 read the full article