ALL NEWS FOR: Geri Allen
MOTÉMA MUSIC MOURNS THE PASSING OF GERI ALLEN

MOTÉMA MUSIC MOURNS THE PASSING OF GERI ALLEN

As Geri Allen‘s label of record since 2010, we at Motéma are so deeply saddened by the loss that we and the world are facing with the transition of the great Geri Allen.

Ms. Allen was a deeply valued and much loved member of the Motéma family and the jazz community at large. Her singular creativity and astonishing pianistic expression exemplified all that we hope to stand for: unfettered creativity, undeniable authenticity, deep intelligence, natural beauty, fearless individuality, creative freedom, rich complexity, powerful simplicity, dedication to justice and freedom for all, and, most of all, an unfailing commitment to share, through music, the grace that connects us all.

She drew from the full spectrum of human experience to create her extraordinary compositions and improvisations. With a heart that was as big as her ears, she was an uncommonly supportive collaborator, a deeply nurturing educator, and a true champion of those who came before, of those with her on her journey and of those who will now carry the journey forward. Her place in the orchestra of our lives shall sorely be missed. Our hearts go out to her family, whom she cherished and lived for. We are grateful for the legacy of timeless music she has left us with and for her influence, which shall live on in so many wonderful musicians. We are also most honored to have had the enormous opportunity of supporting her musical expressions.

– Jana Herzen, President and A&R Director, Motéma Music


New Video of “Perfection” by Murray, Allen & Carrington Power Trio

New Video of “Perfection” by Murray, Allen & Carrington Power Trio

Murray, Allen & Carrington Power Trio released a new video of the song “Perfection” from their album dedicated to Ornette Coleman, which came out last Friday (April 15th). This in-studio performance was filmed during the album recording and features David Murray (tenor saxophone), Geri Allen (piano), and Terri Lyne Carrington (drums) with special guests Charnett Moffett (acoustic bass) and Craig Harris (trombone). Click here to watch!


‘Perfection’ by Murray, Allen & Carrington Power Trio is Out Now!

‘Perfection’ by Murray, Allen & Carrington Power Trio is Out Now!

The new album, ‘Perfection,’ by David Murray, Geri Allen and Terri Lyne Carrington is OUT NOW! Recorded just a week after the passing of Ornette Coleman, this debut album is named for his never before recorded composition.

Get it on iTunes: smarturl.it/PerfectionAlbum
Buy on Amazon: smarturl.it/PerfectionAmazon


The New York Times Reviews ‘Perfection’ by Murray, Allen & Carrington Power Trio

The New York Times Reviews ‘Perfection’ by Murray, Allen & Carrington Power Trio

Nate Chinen of the New York Times reviewed the debut album, Perfection by Murray, Allen & Carrington Power Trio (out Friday, 4/15). Referring to the three musicians as an “all star trio,” he praises their rapport as “exceptionally strong” describes the music as “thrilling and taut,” and suggests the trio has reason “to consider a collective future beyond their current tour.” Click here for the full article!

 


Murray, Allen & Carrington Power Trio’s ‘Perfection’ Now On Pre-order

Murray, Allen & Carrington Power Trio’s ‘Perfection’ Now On Pre-order

Perfection by David Murray, Geri Allen & Terri Lyne Carrington is now available for pre-order! This much anticipated recording debut was recorded just a week after the passing of Ornette Coleman and is named for his never before recorded composition.

Pre-order on iTunes and get the tracks “Barbara Allen” and “Geri-Rigged” instantly: smarturl.it/PerfectionAlbum
Pre-order on Amazon: smarturl.it/PerfectionAmazon