Gerri Allen and Timeline

August 10, 2010 / No Comments / Tags: gerri allen, jazz, motema music, thejazzpage, timeline live

(Motema Music)

Recorded before a live audience at the Oberlin Music Conservatory in Ohio, pianist Gerri Allen fuses jazz and dance in a work that is an incredible listening experience. Tap dancer Maurice Chestnut’s blazing footwork adds a powerful percussive element to the already stellar musicianship provided by Allen and a solid rhythm section of Kenny Davis on bass and Kassa Overall on drums. The project’s seven tracks are comprised mostly of Allen’s compostions, with takes on works of McCoy Tyner, George Gershwin, Billie Holiday and Charlie Parker. The quality of the sound makes this a fantastic project even more spectacular, from start to finish.     

Click here to listen to a clip of “Philly Joe”.

Tracks: Philly Joe, Four by Five, The Western Wall/ Soul Eyes, LWB’s House, Embraceable You/Loverman, Ah Leu Cha, In Appreciation.