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Tag: Geri Allen

Wednesday, June 17th

voices I miss

Betty Carter (vocals, 1929-1998) with Geri Allen (piano, 1957-2017), Dave Holland (bass, 1946-), Jack DeJohnette (drums, 1942-), live, Germany (Hamburg), 1993




random sights

other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Thursday, June 29th


Geri Allen, pianist, June 12, 1957-June 27, 2017

With Kenny Davis (bass), Kassa Overall (drums), Maurice Chestnut (tap dance), live, South Korea, 2011



With Charlie Haden (1937-2014, bass), Paul Motian (1931-2011, drums), “Lonely Woman” (O. Coleman), 1988


Wednesday, May 3rd


Paul Motian (drums, 1931-2011), Charlie Haden (bass, 1937-2014), Geri Allen (piano, 1957-), “Lonely Woman” (O. Coleman), 1988


Wednesday, 3/16/11

If I could dance like this, I’d never sit down.

Geri Allen Quartet (GA, piano; Kenny Davis, bass; Kassa Overall, drums; Maurice Chestnut, tap percussionist), “Philly Joe,” live, Detroit, 2009

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Thursday, 9/16/10

What a joy it is to hear an improvising musician whose mind moves as fast as her fingers.

Geri Allen, live, Atlanta, 2009



art beat

In 1932 I saw a photograph by Martin Munkacsi of three black children running into the sea, and I must say that it is that very photograph which was for me the spark that set fire to the fireworks . . . and made me suddenly realize that photography could reach eternity through the moment. It is only that one photograph which influenced me. There is in that image such intensity, spontaneity, such a joy of life, such a prodigy, that I am still dazzled by it even today.

Henri Cartier-Bresson (the Cartier-Bresson exhibit continues at the Art Institute of Chicago through 10/3/10)

Martin Munkacsi, Three Boys at Lake Tanganyika, c. 1930


radio: space is the place

Tonight, from 6-9 p.m. (EST), WKCR-FM (broadcasting from Columbia University) will be featuring recordings of live performances by Sun Ra & His Solar Arkestra at Soundscape, a New York loft space (West 52nd St. and 10th Ave.) that presented live music from 1979 to 1983.

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