Interview: Geri Allen (Part 1) - JazzWax

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January 18, 2012


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Greg Judd

I had the good fortune to hear Geri Allen with Don Byron at 2011 Winter Jazzfest. Eagerly awaiting the rest of your interview.....


Here's another great video:

Two key good points about this performance: 1) solos kept short, 2) best part is when drums and tap are working together, what a cool concept. I wish they had returned to the first full-band theme at the end, but it was neat how they ended.

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