|“The Life of a Song is a profoundly personal album, a labor of love, and an appreciation of guiding lights that have paved the way for the radiant musical maturation of Geri Allen.”—Dan Ouellette, from the liner notes
One of the jazz highlights of the year has arrived. Geri Allen’s new release, The Life of a Song, is the acclaimed pianist/composer’s first new release in six years. Adventurous yet accessible, the eleven tracks on Allen’s Telarc debut reach back to her Detroit upbringing and are a celebration of the past, present and future.
Produced by Geri Allen and Elaine Martone at Avatar Studios in New York City in January 2004, The Life of a Song is primarily a trio date featuring one of the best rhythm sections in jazz, bassist Dave Holland and drummer Jack DeJohnette (along with Allen, they supported vocalist Betty Carter on her 1993 album Feed the Fire). “It was such a wonderful feeling to work with them again,” Allen says. “I’m very grateful for their participation on this project.”