Creative Spirit, Educator, Jazz Pianist Geri Allen, 1957-2017


Creative Spirit, Educator, Jazz Pianist Geri Allen, 1957-2017

Geri Allen © Andrea Canter

© Andrea Canter
“One of the most brilliant, creative artists of our time…” – Christian McBride
“Perhaps more than any other pianist, Ms. Allen’s style — harmonically refracted and rhythmically complex, but laden with inertia — formed a bridge between jazz’s halcyon midcentury period and its stylistically diffuse present.” — Giovanni Russonelo, The New York Times
“Her brand of pianism, assertive and soulful, has long suggested a golden mean of major postwar styles. She just as easily deploys the slipstream whimsy of Herbie Hancock, the earthy sweep of McCoy Tyner and the swarming agitation of Cecil Taylor.” – …

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