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Chick Corea, Geri Allen

06/12/12 9:00PM By George Thomas

We celebrate the birthdays of two of the great pianists of the last 40 years: Chick Corea, who has worked with an astounding number of musicians including Miles Davis, John McLaughlin, Gary Burton and many others and Geri Allen who has worked with trios including, Charlie Haden & Paul Motian and a Mary Lou Williams tribute band.



Crystal Silence
Artist Name: Chick Corea & Gary Burton
Composer: Chick Corea
Soloists: Chick Corea-Piano ; Gary Burton-Vibes
CD/Album: Crystal Silence
Record co./Cat #: ECM 1024
Release Year: 1973
Note: Birthday: Chick Corea 6.12.1941


Beyond The Blue (Chopin's Prelude In E Minor)
Artist Name: Tessa Souter
Composer: Chopin, Souter
Soloists: Tessa Souter-Vocals ; Steve Kuhn-Piano ; Joe Locke-Vibes ; David Finck-Bass ; Billy Drummond-Drums
CD/Album: Beyond The Blue
Record co./Cat #: Motema Music 87
Release Year: 2012
Note: New


Artist Name: Joao Gilberto
Composer: Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius De Moraes / Antonio Carlos Jobim, Gene Lees
Soloists: Joao Gilberto-Vocals, Guitar
CD/Album: The Legendary Joao Gilberto
Record co./Cat #: World Pacific 7 93891 2
Release Year: 1961
Note: based on Chopin's Prelude In E Minor


Artist Name: Bill Evans
Composer: Johnny Mandel, Johnny Mercer
Soloists: Bill Evans-Piano ; Eddie Gomez-Bass
CD/Album: Live At Art D'Lugoff's Top Of The Gate
Record co./Cat #: Resonance Records 2012
Release Year: 1968
Note: New


Like Someone In Love
Artist Name: Emily Day
Composer: Johnny Burke / James Van Heusen
Soloists: Emily Day-Vocals ; Shane Hardiman-Piano ; John Rivers-Bass ; Geza Carr-Drums
CD/Album: Where Or When
Record co./Cat #: EmilyDayMusic
Release Year: 2012
Note: New


Froggy Bottom
Artist Name: Geri Allen, Steven Bernstein
Composer: John Williams
Soloists: Geri Allen-Piano ; Mark Whitfield-Guitar ; David "Fathead" Newman-Tenor Sax
CD/Album: Kansas City (soundtrack)
Record co./Cat #: Verve 314 529 554-2
Release Year: 1996
Note: Birthday: Geri Allen 6.12.1957


Ah Leu Cha
Artist Name: Geri Allen & Timeline
Composer: Charlie Parker
Soloists: Geri Allen-Piano ; Maurice Chestnut-Tap Percussion ; Kenny Davis-Bass ; Kassa Overall-Drums
CD/Album: Live
Record co./Cat #: Motema Music 42
Release Year: 2010
Note: Birthday: Geri Allen 6.12.1957


Shuffle Montgomery
Artist Name: Charlie Haden / Paul Motian feat. Geri Allen
Composer: Herbie Nichols
Soloists: Geri Allen-Piano ; Charlie Haden-Bass ; Paul Motian-Drums
CD/Album: Etudes
Record co./Cat #: Soul Note 121 162-2
Release Year: 1988
Note: Birthday: Geri Allen 6.12.1957


Artist Name: Chick Corea
Composer: Chick Corea
Soloists: Chick Corea-Piano ; Miroslav Vitous-Bass ; Roy Haynes-Drums
CD/Album: Now He Sings, Now He Sobs
Record co./Cat #: Blue Note Records 7-90055-2
Release Year: 1968
Note: Birthday: Chick Corea 6.12.1941


Alma De Roca
Artist Name: Manuel Galban
Composer: Lily Batet
Soloists: Manuel Galban-Guitar
CD/Album: Blue Cha Cha
Record co./Cat #: Concord Picante 33646-2
Release Year: 2012
Note: New


Bembe Swing
Artist Name: Rick Davies
Composer: Rick Davies
Soloists: Rick Davies-Trombone ; Ray Vega-Trumpet ; Alex Stewart-Tenor Sax ; Tom Cleary-Piano ; John Rivers-Bass
CD/Album: Salsa Nortena
Record co./Cat #: Emlyn Music 1002
Release Year: 2012
Note: New


Artist Name: Alfredo Rodriguez
Composer: Alfredo Rodriguez
Soloists: Alfredo Rodriguez-Piano
CD/Album: Sounds Of Space
Record co./Cat #: Mack Avenue 1064
Release Year: 2012
Note: New


This Belongs To You
Artist Name: Pat Metheny
Composer: Pat Metheny
Soloists: Pat Metheny-Guitar ; Chris Potter-Tenor Sax ; Antonio Sanchez-Drums
CD/Album: Unity Band
Record co./Cat #: Nonesuch 531257-2
Release Year: 2012
Note: New


Bouncin' With Bud
Artist Name: Chick Corea & Friends
Composer: Bud Powell
Soloists: Chick Corea-Piano ; Roy Haynes-Drums ; Christian McBride-Bass ; Joshua Redman-Tenor Sax ; Wallace Roney-Trumpet
CD/Album: Remembering Bud Powell
Record co./Cat #: Stretch 9012-2
Release Year: 1997
Note: Birthday: Chick Corea 6.12.1941


Everything Happens To Me
Artist Name: Sonny Rollins
Composer: Tom Adler, Matt Dennis
Soloists: Sonny Rollins-Tenor Sax ; Ray Bryant-Piano
CD/Album: Sonny Rollins On Impulse!
Record co./Cat #: Impulse! 223
Release Year: 1965


Prisoner Of Love
Artist Name: Mariane Solivan
Composer: Leo Robbin, Clarence Gaskill, Mariane Solivan
Soloists: Mariane Solivan-Vocals ; Xavier Davis-Piano
CD/Album: Prisoner Of Love
Record co./Cat #: Hipnotic Records 10007
Release Year: 2012
Note: New


Artist Name: The Mary Lou Williams Collective
Composer: Mary Lou Williams, M. Suggs
Soloists: Geri Allen-Piano
CD/Album: Zodiac Suite: Revisted
Record co./Cat #: Mary Records 104
Release Year: 2006
Note: Birthday: Geri Allen 6.12.1957
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