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Marc Myers – Jazz Wax: Did you make a conscious decision to become an avant-garde pianist?
Geri Allen: I’ve always felt that having my freedom in music was important. That’s a part of my upbringing. I need to feel I can be versatile, to have the ability to move back and forth between different types of music. I’m attracted to the music of a large variety of great musicians. Then I synthesize all of it in a way that retains my freedom and particular energy as an artist.

Entrevista de Marc Myers – Jazz Wax a Geri Allenhttp://www.jazzwax.com/2012/01/interview-geri-allen-part-1.html

Geri Allen (1957 – 2017) In Memoriam

Fotografía: © Joan Cortès, 2017