Geri Allen Discography

1984 (age 27)

Geri Allen Trio

Geri Allen, piano; Anthony Cox, bass; special guest: Andrew Cyrille, drums, mouth percussion, timpani.

Tonstudio Zuckerfabrik, Stuttgart, West Germany, February 8 & 9, 1984

A Celebration Of All LifeMinor Music (G) 001
Eric-
Running As Fast As You Can...TGTH-
M's Heart-
Printmakers-
Andrew-
When Kabuya Dances-
D And V-

* Minor Music (G) 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) 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) 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; 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) 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) 1013, MM 801013   Geri Allen - Open On All Sides In The Middle

1989 (age 32)

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

Geri Allen Trio With Guests

Geri Allen, piano; Jaribu Shahid, acoustic bass; Tani Tabbal, drums; Sadiq Bey, congas.

Sound Ideas Studios, NYC, released 1989

When Kabuya DancesMinor Music (G) 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) 1014, MM 801014; Verve 841 152-1   Geri Allen - Twylight

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 CDP 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 CDP 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 CDP 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