at Village Vanguard (178 Seventh Avenue South, New York City)

Pianist Geri Allen is one of the foremost jazz talents to emerge during the 1980s, a formidable stylist and bandleader capable of negotiating the advances of McCoy Tyner, Herbie Hancock and Cecil Taylor while adding her own particular spin to the mix. Hearing her play in a trio at the Vanguard—well, that’s got to be one of the choicest options in town. – Timeout

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