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For reservations and more information, go to thesidedoorjazz.com or call 860-434-2600. To learn more about the flutist and leader, go to jamiebaum.com.
Here's Short Stories in action from 2015 (with Gilad Hekselman):
2013's "Grand River Crossings: Motown & Motor City Inspirations" (a recording that featured three tracks with her mentor, trumpeter Marcus Belgrave), all on Motema Records. That label also released latest recording, 2016's "Perfection", a cooperative with saxophonist David Murray and drummer Teri Lyne Carrington.
Geri Allen gave us so much music over the past three decades plus and had so much more to give. Whether in a solo context, piano trio, unconventional trio, with a tap dancer, or as an accompanist, she was always herself. There are plenty of tributes online (check out David Adler's fine tribute by going to bit.ly/2umyykv) but make sure to to go Ethan Iverson's "Birthday" post (bit.ly/2umyykv) posted on her birthday (June 12), 15 days before her passing. Dear Lord, she will be missed!
Here's a collection of music from Ms. Allen, soundfiles and one delightful video: