• Released: 24/11/2023
  • Label: Motema
  • Genre: Jazz

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This one-and-only recorded collaboration between jazz greats Geri Allen and Kurt Rosenwinkel took place live at the famed Philharmonic de Paris in 2012. The two play as if with one mind. Geri spoke often of her desire to do a studio recording to document the ‘flow and freedom’ she experienced playing with Kurt that night in Paris. Unfortunately, we lost her before that studio session ever materialized, but fortunately, that concert was recorded.

The acoustics in the hall are magnificent. Produced by Kurt Rosenwinkel and Motéma’s Jana Herzen and dedicated to Geri’s memory, this album is truly a ‘lovesome thing’ for fans of Geri, of Kurt, and of piano and guitar jazz fans at large.

The late Geri Allen is world renowned as an artist, educator, composer and influencer. She was inducted into the Downbeat Hall Of Fame 2022. This is her 26th album as a leader. Her fans will surely clamour for this record.

Kurt Rosenwinkel is one of the most respected guitarists in jazz. He has been steadily on tour and much in the press for his acclaimed 2022 and 2023albums ‘The Chopin Project’, ‘Berlin Baritone’ and ‘Undercover (Live at the Village Vanguard)’.

Kurt Rosenwinkel will perform an album release event in Paris in November at Sunset/Sunside Jazz Club in duo with Gerald Clayton in tribute to Geri Allen

Tracklist

A Flower is a Lovesome
Thing
Embraceable You
Geri's Introductions
Simple #2
Ruby My Dear
Kurt’s Introductions
Open-Handed Reach
End of Show (Audience)