Cuttin' Up! is a remix of the old-style cuttin' contest tradition in jazz, where musicians challenged one another and rose to the occasion of greatness. Across generations and sax styles, Lew Tabackin and JD Allen face off!
Lew Tabackin is recognized as a virtuoso, a bold, hard-driving tenor saxophonist. Lew has played in the big bands of Clark Terry, Duke Pearson, and Thad Jones and Mel Lewis as well as George Wein's Newport All-Star Band, the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band and his own renowned orchestra, co-led with Toshiko Akiyoshi.
Hailed by the New York Times as “a tenor saxophonist with an enigmatic, elegant and hard-driving style,” JD Allen has performed, recorded, and toured with legends Lester Bowie, George Cables, Betty Carter, Louis Hayes , Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette, Frank Foster Big Band and Winard Harper....