A Child Is Born is an album of Christmas carols by pianist Geri Allen with vocalists recorded in 2011 and released on the Motéma label.
Christmas albums tend to be a blend of the traditional and familiar with the style of the recording artist, and jazz pianist Geri Allen's A Child Is Born is no exception. Allen has a technically proficient, often elaborate style as a pianist, and she uses it in her evocations of Christmas carols and hymns.
The brilliant jazz pianist Geri Allen is on a roll: she's recently contributed to Terri Lyne Carrington's Mosaic Project, paid tribute to the pianists who have inspired her on the album Flying Toward the Sound, and released one of the most exuberant jazz albums of the year with tapdancer Maurice Chestnut on Timeline Live. Now comes Allen's take on Christmas music, A Child Is Born. She is highly religious and this CD has a full-on selection of Christian songs and carols
Geri Allen - Fazioli Pianoforte F228, Fazioli Pianoforte F278, Farfisa Organ, Concert Celesta, Fender Rhodes Electric Piano, Hohner Clavinet The Women Of The Gee's Bend Quilt Collective - vocals (4) Carolyn Brewer - vocals (5, 8) Farah Jasmine Griffin - voice (spoken word) (5) Barbara Roney, Connaitre Miller - vocals (8). TURBOBIT. JAlvin 2 July 2017 23:13. RIP Geri Allen, who passed away last week of cancer at the age of 60. 0.
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Geri Allen was one of the greatest musicians, composers and educators of our time . Geri Allen, Terri Lyne Carrington, Esperanza Spalding - Unconditional Love. 19 December 2018 at 09:05 ·. These archival recordings from 1977, 1978 and 1979 while Geri Allen was an undergrad at Howard University's Jazz Studies program has just been released called "A Tribute To Geri Allen. Hear a rare Geri Allen recording from 1978 featuring the Howard big band.
Learn about Geri Allen: her birthday, what she did before fame, her family life, fun trivia facts, popularity rankings, and more. Jazz artist, pianist, and educator who released the album "A Child is Born" in 2011. She contributed to the soundtrack for Beah: A Black Woman Speaks, which won a Peabody Award. She attended Howard University and the University of Pittsburgh. She would later serve as an Associate Professor of Music and the Director of the Jazz Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh. She was featured in "Live Music, Community & Social Conscience," a 2007 documentary that examined how music connects all cultures and peoples.
Album: A Child Is Born. A Child Is Born: Best 2 songs. Geri Allen - Imagining Gena At Sunset 04:30. Geri Allen - O Come, O Come, Emmanuel 00:56. Album: A Child Is Born. Geri Allen: best 2 tracks. Geri Allen - Our Gang The Nurturer, 1991 05:39. Geri Allen - Lullaby Of Isfahn The Nurturer, 1991 06:41.
JazzTimes stated, "Although Geri Allen's versions of standards are marvelously performed, it is her originals that distinguish The Life of a Song Track listing. All compositions by Geri Allen except as indicated. LWB's House (The Remix)" - 5:52. Mounts and Mountains" - 8:05.