Geri Allen Catalog

1984 (age 27)

Geri Allen Trio - The Printmakers  (Minor Music (G) MM 001)

Geri Allen (piano) Anthony Cox (bass) with special guest: Andrew Cyrille (drums, mouth percussion, timpani)
Tonstudio Zuckerfabrik, Stuttgart, West Germany, February 8 & 9, 1984
A Celebration Of All Life
Eric
Running As Fast As You Can...TGTH
M's Heart
Printmakers
Andrew
When Kabuya Dances
D And V
** also issued on Minor Music (G) CD MM 8001.

1985

Geri Allen - Home Grown  (Minor Music (G) MM 004)

Geri Allen (piano)
Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, West Germany, January, 1985
Mama's Babies
Bemsha Swing
No More Mr. Nice Guy
First Black Man...M.O.P.E.
Round Midnight
Blue
Alone Together
Home Grown
** also issued on Minor Music (G) CD MM 8004.

1986

Geri Allen - Open On All Sides In The Middle  (Minor Music (G) MM 1013)

Racy Biggs (trumpet, flugelhorn) Robin Eubanks (trombone) David McMurray (soprano saxophone, flute) Steve Coleman (alto saxophone) Geri Allen (piano, keyboards, backing vocals) Jaribu Shahid (acoustic bass) Tani Tabbal (drums) Shahita Nurallah (lead vocals) with special guests: Marcus Belgrave (flugelhorn -8) Mino Cinelu (paiste cymbals, engalhart bells, om congas, om timbales, pearl electronics drums, giorgini udu drums) Lloyd Storey (tap dance)
Sound Suite Recording Studio, Detroit, MI, December, 1986
1.Open On All Sides / The Glide Was In The Ride...
2.Forbidden Place
3.The Dancer
4.In The Middle
5.Ray
6.I Sang A Bright Green Tear For All Of Us This Year...
7.Drummer's Song
8.In The Morning (For Milton Nascimento)
9.The Dancer, Pt. 2
** also issued on Minor Music (G) CD MM 801013.

1989 (age 32)

Geri Allen - Twylight  (Minor Music (G) MM 1014)

Geri Allen (piano) Jaribu Shahid (acoustic bass) Tani Tabbal (drums) Sadiq Bey (congas)
Sound Ideas Studios, NYC, possibly circa early 1989
When Kabuya Dances
Geri Allen (piano, synthesizer) Jaribu Shahid (acoustic bass) Clarice Taylor Bell (vocals)
Shadow Series
Geri Allen (piano) Jaribu Shahid (acoustic bass) Tani Tabbal (drums)
Skin
Geri Allen (piano, synthesizer) Jaribu Shahid (acoustic bass) Sadiq Bey (percussion)
A Place Of Power
Geri Allen (piano, synthesizer)
Twylight
Geri Allen (piano, synthesizer) Jaribu Shahid (acoustic bass) Tani Tabbal (drums, djembe)
Stop The World
Geri Allen (piano, synthesizer) Jaribu Shahid (acoustic bass) Tani Tabbal (drums) Sadiq Bey, Eli Fountain (percussion)
Wood
same session
Little Wind
Geri Allen (piano) Jaribu Shahid (acoustic bass) Tani Tabbal (drums) Sadiq Bey (congas)
Dream Time
Geri Allen (piano)
Blue (Series II)
Geri Allen (piano, synthesizer) Jaribu Shahid (acoustic bass) Tani Tabbal (drums) Sadiq Bey, Eli Fountain (percussion) Clarice Taylor Bell (vocals)
Black Pools
** also issued on Minor Music (G) CD MM 801014; Verve 841 152-1.

Geri Allen/Charlie Haden/Paul Motian - In The Year Of The Dragon  (JMT Productions (G) 834 428-1)

Juan Lazaro Mendolas (quena -3) Geri Allen (piano) Charlie Haden (bass) Paul Motian (drums)
Sound Ideas Studios, NYC, March, 1989
1.Oblivion
2.For John Malachi
3.Rollano
4.See You At Per Tutti's
5.Last Call
6.No More Mr. Nice Guy
7.Invisible
8.First Song
9.In The Year Of The Dragon
** also issued on JMT Productions (G) 834 428-2.

Geri Allen/Charlie Haden/Paul Motian - Segments  (DIW Records (J) DIW-8034)

Geri Allen (piano) Charlie Haden (bass) Paul Motian (drums)
Sound Ideas Studios, NYC, April 6, 7 & 8, 1989
Law Years
You'll Never Know
Marmaduke
Cabala / Drum Music
Home
I'm All Smiles
Segment
La Pasionaria
Rain
** also issued on DIW Records (J) DIW-833.

1990

Geri Allen - The Nurturer  (somethin'else (J) TOCJ-5526)

Marcus Belgrave (trumpet, flugelhorn) Kenny Garrett (alto saxophone, straight alto saxophone) Geri Allen (piano) Robert Hurst (bass) Jeff Watts (drums) Eli Fountain (percussion)
Sound On Sound, NYC, January 5 & 6, 1990
Night's Shadow
No. 3
It's Good To Be Home Again
Batista's Groove
Night Of Power (For My Daughter Laila)
Our Gang
Silence And Song / The Nurturer
Le Goo Wop
Lullaby Of Isfahn
** also issued on Blue Note CDP 7 95139 2.

Geri Allen/Charlie Haden/Paul Motian - Live At The Village Vanguard  (DIW Records (J) DIW-847)

Geri Allen (piano) Charlie Haden (bass) Paul Motian (drums)
"Village Vanguard", NYC, December 21 & 22, 1990
A Prayer For Peace
Obtuse Angles
It Should Have Happened A Long Time Ago
For Turiya
Fiasco
In The Year Of The Dragon
Vanguard Blues
Mumbo Jumbo
Song For The Whales

1992

Geri Allen - Maroons  (somethin'else (J) TOCJ-5544)

Geri Allen (piano) Pheeroan AkLaff, Tani Tabbal (drums)
Sound On Sound, NYC, February 11-14, 1992
Feed The Fire I
Geri Allen (piano) Dwayne Dolphin (bass) Tani Tabbal (drums)
No More Mr. Nice Guy
add Wallace Roney (trumpet) Anthony Cox (bass) Pheeroan AkLaff (drums)
And They Partied
Marcus Belgrave (trumpet) Geri Allen (piano)
Number Four
Wallace Roney (trumpet) Geri Allen (piano) Anthony Cox (bass) Pheeroan AkLaff (drums)
A Prayer For Peace
same session
Mad Money
Geri Allen (piano) Anthony Cox, Dwayne Dolphin (bass)
Two Brothers
add Pheeroan AkLaff, Tani Tabbal (drums)
Feed The Fire II
Marcus Belgrave, Wallace Roney (trumpet) Geri Allen (piano) Dwayne Dolphin (bass) Tani Tabbal (drums)
Dolphy's Dance
Wallace Roney (trumpet) Geri Allen (piano)
For John Malachi
add Dwayne Dolphin (bass) Tani Tabbal (drums)
Laila's House
omit Roney
Feed The Fire III
same session
Brooklyn Bound "A"
same session
Bed-Sty
add Wallace Roney (trumpet)
Maroons
** also issued on Blue Note 0777 7 99493 2 8.

1994

Geri Allen Trio - Twenty One  (somethin'else (J) TOCJ-5564)

Geri Allen (piano) Ron Carter (bass) Tony Williams (drums)
Manhattan Center Studios, NYC, March 23 & 24, 1994
RTG
If I Should Lose You
Drummer's Song
Introspection / Thelonious
A Beautiful Friendship
In The Morning (For Sister Leola)
Tea For Two
Lullaby Of The Leaves
Feed The Fire
Old Folks
A Place Of Power
In The Middle
** also issued on Blue Note 7243 8 30028 2 5.

1995

Geri Allen - Eyes... In The Back Of Your Head  (somethin'else (J) TOCJ-5589)

Geri Allen (piano) Cyro Baptista (percussion)
Clinton Recording Studios, NYC, December 14 & 15, 1995, March 1, 1996
Mother Wit
Geri Allen (piano)
New Eyes Opening
add Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone)
Vertical Flowing
Wallace Roney (trumpet) Geri Allen (piano) Cyro Baptista (percussion)
M.O.P.E.
Geri Allen (piano)
FMFMF (For My Family, For My Friends)
Wallace Roney (trumpet) Geri Allen (piano) Cyro Baptista (percussion)
Dark Eyes
Geri Allen (piano, synthesizer)
Little Waltz
Wallace Roney (trumpet) Geri Allen (piano)
In The Back Of Your Head
same session
Windows To The Soul
Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone) Geri Allen (piano)
The Eyes Have It
** also issued on Blue Note 7243 8 38297 2 9.

1996

Geri Allen - Some Aspects Of Water  (Storyville (D) STCD 4212)

Johnny Coles (flugelhorn) Geri Allen (piano) Palle Danielsson (bass) Lenny White (drums)
"Tonder Kulturhus", Tonder, Denmark, March 15, 1996
Old Folks
Henrik Bolberg Pedersen (trumpet, flugelhorn) Johnny Coles (flugelhorn) Kjeld Ipsen (trombone) Axel Windfeld (tuba) Michael Hove (alto saxophone, flute, clarinet) Uffe Markussen (tenor,soprano saxophone, bass clarinet, flute) Geri Allen (piano) Palle Danielsson (bass) Lenny White (drums)
Smooth Attitudes
Some Aspects Of Water
Geri Allen (piano) Palle Danielsson (bass) Lenny White (drums)
"SAS Falconer Center", Copenhagen, Denmark, March 17, 1996
Feed The Fire
A Beautiful Friendship
Skin

1998 (age 41)

Geri Allen - The Gathering  (Verve 314 557 614-2)

Wallace Roney (trumpet) Robin Eubanks (trombone) Geri Allen (piano) Buster Williams (bass) Lenny White (drums) Mino Cinelu (percussion)
Sorcerer Sound, NYC, February 19-21 & 25, 1998
The Gathering
Geri Allen (piano) Vernon Reid (electric guitar) Buster Williams (bass) Lenny White (drums)
Dark Prince
Dwight Andrews (bass clarinet) replaces Reid
Sleepin' Pretty
omit Andrews
Light Matter
Wallace Roney (trumpet) Robin Eubanks (trombone) Dwight Andrews (alto flute, bass flute) Geri Allen (piano) Mino Cinelu (percussion)
Baby's Breath
Geri Allen (piano) Vernon Reid (acoustic guitar) Mino Cinelu (percussion)
Ray
Geri Allen (piano) Buster Williams (bass) Lenny White (drums)
Soul Heir
Geri Allen (piano) Vernon Reid (acoustic guitar) Ralphe Armstrong (7-string bass) Lenny White (drums)
Joy And Wonder
Wallace Roney (trumpet, flugelhorn) Robin Eubanks (trombone) Dwight Andrews (alto flute, bass flute) Geri Allen (piano) Ralphe Armstrong (7-string bass) Lenny White (drums)
Gabriel's Royal Blue Reals
Geri Allen (piano) Buster Williams (bass) Lenny White (drums)
Daybreak And Dreams
Wallace Roney, Wally Roney as Little Wally (trumpet) Robin Eubanks (trombone) Dwight Andrews (piccolo, alto flute, bass flute) Geri Allen (piano) Buster Williams (bass) Laila Roney as Little Laila (vocals)
Angels

2004

Geri Allen/Dave Holland/Jack DeJohnette - The Life Of A Song  (Telarc CD-83598)

Geri Allen (piano) Dave Holland (bass) Jack DeJohnette (drums) with Marcus Belgrave (flugelhorn -11) Clifton Anderson (trombone -11) Dwight Andrews (saxophone -11)
Avatar Studios, Studio C, NYC, January 16 & 17, 2004
1.LWB's House (The Remix)
2.Mounts And Mountains
3.Lush Life
4.In Appreciation: A Celebration Song
5.The Experimental Movement
6.Holdin' Court
7.Dance Of The Infidels
8.Unconditional Love
9.The Life Of A Song
10.Black Bottom
11.Soul Eyes

2006

Geri Allen - Timeless Portraits And Dreams  (Telarc CD-83645)

Geri Allen (piano) Ron Carter (bass -2/4,6/12,14) Jimmy Cobb (drums -2/4,6/12,14) with Wallace Roney (trumpet -8,12) Donald Walden (tenor saxophone -6) Carmen Lundy (vocals -4,13) George Shirley (tenor voice -6) and The Atlanta Jazz Chorus (-2,4,6,13) Dwight Andrews (chorus director -2,4,6,13)
Avatar Studios, Studio A, NYC, March 16 & 17, 2006
1.Oh Freedom
2.Melchezedik
3.Portraits And Dreams
4.Well Done
5.La Strada
6.I Have A Dream
7.Nearly
8.In Real Time
9.Embraceable You
10.Ah-Leu-Cha
11.Just For A Thrill
12.Our Lady (For Billie Holiday)
13.Timeless Portraits And Dreams
14.Portraits And Dreams, Reprise
Geri Allen (piano) Ron Carter (bass) Jimmy Cobb (drums) with George Shirley (tenor voice) and The Atlanta Jazz Chorus, Dwight Andrews (chorus director)
Lift Every Voice And Sing

2008 (age 51)

Geri Allen - Flying Toward The Sound  (Motema Music MTM-37)

Geri Allen (piano)
Klavierhaus, NYC, December 18-20, 2008
Refraction I - Flying Toward The Sound
Refraction II - Red Velvet In Winter
Refraction III - Dancing Mystic Poets At Midnight
Refraction IV - God's Ancient Sky
Refraction V - Dancing Mystic Poets At Twylight
Refraction VI - Faith Carriers Of Life
Refraction VII - Dancing Mystic Poets At Dawn
Refraction VIII - Flying Toward The Sound (Reprise)
Your Pure Self (Mother To Son)
same session
Refraction I - Flying Toward The Sound
Refraction II - Red Velvet In Winter
Refraction VI - Faith Carriers Of Life

2009

Geri Allen And Timeline - Live  (Motema Music MTM-42)

Geri Allen (piano) Kenny Davis (bass) Kassa Overall (drums) Maurice Chestnut (tap percussion)
"Oberlin Conservatory Of Music", Oberlin, OH, February 12, 2009;
"Reed College", Portland, OR, February 7, 2009
Philly Joe
Four By Five
The Western Wall / Soul Eyes
LWB's House
Embraceable You / Loverman
Ah-Leu-Cha (Ah Leu Cha)
In Appreciation
same personnel
"Detroit Jazz Festival", Detroit, MI, 2009
Philly Joe
Another Hair Do

2011

Geri Allen - A Child Is Born  (Motema Music MTM-69)

Geri Allen (Fazioli pianoforte F228, Fazioli pianoforte F278, Farfisa organ, concert celeste, Fender Rhodes electric piano, Hohner Clavinet) with guest vocalists: Carolyn Brewer, Connaitre Miller, Barbara Roney (vocals) + spoken word: Farah Jasmine Griffin Ph.D. (spoken word)
Union Country Performing Arts Center, Rahway, NJ, January 14 & 15, 2011;
Klavierhaus, NYC, April 27 & 28, 2011
Angels We Have Heard On High
A Child Is Born
Imagining Gena At Sunrise
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (I)
Journey To Bethlehem
We Three Kings
Little Drummer Boy
God Is With Us
Amazing Grace
Christmas Medley: Away In A Manger / What Child Is This / Silent Night
Imagining Gena At Sunset
Let Us Break Bread Together
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (II)