Geri Allen Discography

1984 (age 27)

Geri Allen Trio

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 LifeMinor Music (G) MM 001
Eric-
Running As Fast As You Can...TGTH-
M's Heart-
Printmakers-
Andrew-
When Kabuya Dances-
D And V-
* Minor Music (G) MM 001, CD MM 8001   Geri Allen Trio - The Printmakers

1985

Geri Allen Solo

Geri Allen (piano)
Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, West Germany, January, 1985
Mama's BabiesMinor Music (G) MM 004
Bemsha Swing-
No More Mr. Nice Guy-
First Black Man...M.O.P.E.-
Round Midnight-
Blue-
Alone Together-
Home Grown-
* Minor Music (G) MM 004, CD MM 8004   Geri Allen - Home Grown

1986

Geri Allen Open On All Sides

Racy Biggs (trumpet, flugelhorn) Robin Eubanks (trombone) David McMurray (soprano sax, flute) Steve Coleman (alto sax) 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...Minor Music (G) MM 1013
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-
* Minor Music (G) MM 1013, CD MM 801013   Geri Allen - Open On All Sides In The Middle

1989 (age 32)

Geri Allen Trio +

Geri Allen (piano) Jaribu Shahid (acoustic bass) Tani Tabbal (drums) Sadiq Bey (congas)
Sound Ideas Studios, NYC, possibly circa early 1989
When Kabuya DancesMinor Music (G) MM 1014
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-
* Minor Music (G) MM 1014, CD MM 801014; Verve 841 152-1   Geri Allen - Twylight

Geri Allen - Charlie Haden - Paul Motian Trio +

Juan Lazaro Mendolas (quena -3) Geri Allen (piano) Charlie Haden (bass) Paul Motian (drums)
Sound Ideas Studios, NYC, March, 1989
1.OblivionJMT Productions (G) 834 428-1
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-
* JMT Productions (G) 834 428-1, 834 428-2; Winter & Winter (G) 919 027-2   Geri Allen, Charlie Haden, Paul Motian - In The Year Of The Dragon

Geri Allen - Charlie Haden - Paul Motian Trio

Geri Allen (piano) Charlie Haden (bass) Paul Motian (drums)
Sound Ideas Studios, NYC, April 6, 7 & 8, 1989
Law YearsDIW (J) DIW-8034
You'll Never Know-
Marmaduke-
Cabala / Drum Music-
Home-
I'm All Smiles-
Segment-
La Pasionaria-
Rain-
* DIW (J) DIW-8034, DIW-833   Geri Allen, Charlie Haden, Paul Motian - Segments

1990

Geri Allen Sextet

Marcus Belgrave (trumpet, flugelhorn) Kenny Garrett (alto sax, straight alto sax) Geri Allen (piano) Robert Hurst (bass) Jeff Watts (drums) Eli Fountain (percussion)
Sound On Sound, NYC, January 5 & 6, 1990
Night's Shadowsomethin'else (J) TOCJ-5526
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-
* somethin'else (J) TOCJ-5526; Blue Note CDP 7 95139 2   Geri Allen - The Nurturer

Geri Allen - Charlie Haden - Paul Motian Trio

Geri Allen (piano) Charlie Haden (bass) Paul Motian (drums)
"Village Vanguard", NYC, December 21 & 22, 1990
A Prayer For PeaceDIW (J) DIW-847
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-
* DIW (J) DIW-847   Geri Allen, Charlie Haden, Paul Motian - Live At The Village Vanguard

1992

Geri Allen

Geri Allen (piano) Pheeroan akLaff, Tani Tabbal (drums)
Sound On Sound, NYC, February 11-14, 1992
Feed The Fire Isomethin'else (J) TOCJ-5544
Geri Allen (piano) Dwayne Dolphin (bass) Tani Tabbal (drums)
No More Mr. Nice Guy-
Wallace Roney (trumpet) Geri Allen (piano) Anthony Cox, Dwayne Dolphin (bass) Pheeroan akLaff, Tani Tabbal (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-
Geri Allen (piano) Anthony Cox, Dwayne Dolphin (bass) 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-
Wallace Roney (trumpet) Geri Allen (piano) Dwayne Dolphin (bass) Tani Tabbal (drums)
Laila's House-
Geri Allen (piano) Dwayne Dolphin (bass) Tani Tabbal (drums)
Feed The Fire III-
same session
Brooklyn Bound "A"-
same session
Bed-Sty-
Wallace Roney (trumpet) Geri Allen (piano) Dwayne Dolphin (bass) Tani Tabbal (drums)
Maroons-
* somethin'else (J) TOCJ-5544; Blue Note 0777 7 99493 2 8   Geri Allen - Maroons

1994

Geri Allen Super Trio

Geri Allen (piano) Ron Carter (bass) Tony Williams (drums)
Manhattan Center Studios, NYC, March 23 & 24, 1994
RTGsomethin'else (J) TOCJ-5564
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-
* somethin'else (J) TOCJ-5564; Blue Note 7243 8 30028 2 5   Geri Allen Trio - Twenty One

1995

Geri Allen Trio/Duo/Solo

Geri Allen (piano) Cyro Baptista (percussion)
Clinton Recording Studios, NYC, December 14 & 15, 1995 & March 1, 1996
Mother Witsomethin'else (J) TOCJ-5589
Geri Allen (piano)
New Eyes Opening-
Ornette Coleman (alto sax) Geri Allen (piano)
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 sax) Geri Allen (piano)
The Eyes Have It-
* somethin'else (J) TOCJ-5589; Blue Note 7243 8 38297 2 9   Geri Allen - Eyes... In The Back Of Your Head

1996

The Geri Allen Trio Featuring Johnny Coles

Johnny Coles (flugelhorn) Geri Allen (piano) Palle Danielsson (bass) Lenny White (drums)
"Tonder Kulturhus", Tonder, Denmark, March 15, 1996
Old FolksStoryville (D) STCD 4212
* Storyville (D) STCD 4212   Geri Allen - Some Aspects Of Water

Geri Allen And The Jazzpar 1996 Nonet

Henrik Bolberg Pedersen (trumpet, flugelhorn) Johnny Coles (flugelhorn) Kjeld Ipsen (trombone) Axel Windfeld (tuba) Michael Hove (alto sax, flute, clarinet) Uffe Markussen (tenor, soprano sax, bass clarinet, flute) Geri Allen (piano) Palle Danielsson (bass) Lenny White (drums)
"Tonder Kulturhus", Tonder, Denmark, March 15, 1996
Smooth AttitudesStoryville (D) STCD 4212
Some Aspects Of Water-
* Storyville (D) STCD 4212   Geri Allen - Some Aspects Of Water

The Geri Allen Trio

Geri Allen (piano) Palle Danielsson (bass) Lenny White (drums)
"SAS Falconer Center", Copenhagen, Denmark, March 17, 1996
Feed The FireStoryville (D) STCD 4212
A Beautiful Friendship-
Skin-
* Storyville (D) STCD 4212   Geri Allen - Some Aspects Of Water

1998 (age 41)

Geri Allen

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 GatheringVerve 314 557 614-2
Geri Allen (piano) Vernon Reid (electric guitar) Buster Williams (bass) Lenny White (drums)
Dark Prince-
Dwight Andrews (bass clarinet) Geri Allen (piano) Buster Williams (bass) Lenny White (drums)
Sleepin' Pretty-
Geri Allen (piano) Buster Williams (bass) Lenny White (drums)
Light Matter-
Wallace Roney (trumpet) Robin Eubanks (trombone) Dwight Andrews (alto, 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, 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, bass flute) Geri Allen (piano) Buster Williams (bass) Laila Roney as Little Laila (vocals)
Angels-
* Verve 314 557 614-2   Geri Allen - The Gathering

2004

Geri Allen Trio +

Geri Allen (piano) Dave Holland (bass) Jack DeJohnette (drums) with Marcus Belgrave (flugelhorn -11) Clifton Anderson (trombone -11) Dwight Andrews (sax -11)
Avatar Studios, Studio C, NYC, January 16 & 17, 2004
1.LWB's House (The Remix)Telarc CD-83598
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-
* Telarc CD-83598   Geri Allen, Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette - The Life Of A Song

2006

Geri Allen Trio +

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 sax -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 FreedomTelarc CD-83645
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-
* Telarc CD-83645   Geri Allen - Timeless Portraits And Dreams

2008 (age 51)

Geri Allen Solo

Geri Allen (piano)
Klavierhaus, NYC, December 18-20, 2008
Refraction I - Flying Toward The SoundMotema Music MTM-37, MTM-52
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 SoundMotema Music MTM-37
Refraction II - Red Velvet In Winter-
Refraction VI - Faith Carriers Of Life-
* Motema Music MTM-37   Geri Allen - Flying Toward The Sound
* Motema Music MTM-52   Geri Allen - Flying Toward The Sound

2009

Geri Allen And Timeline

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 JoeMotema Music MTM-42
Four By Five-
The Western Wall / Soul Eyes-
LWB's House-
Embraceable You / Loverman-
Ah-Leu-Cha (as Ah Leu Cha)-
In Appreciation-
* Motema Music MTM-42   Geri Allen And Timeline - Live

Geri Allen And Timeline

Geri Allen (piano) Kenny Davis (bass) Kassa Overall (drums) Maurice Chestnut (tap percussion): same personnel
"Detroit Jazz Festival", Detroit, MI, 2009
Philly JoeMotema Music MTM-42
Another Hair Do-
* Motema Music MTM-42   Geri Allen And Timeline - Live

2011

Geri Allen Solo +

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