The Gathering (Geri Allen album)

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The Gathering
Studio album by Geri Allen
Released August 18, 1998
Recorded February 19-21 & 25, 1998
Sorcerer Sound, NYC
Genre Jazz
Length 61:04
Label Verve 314 557 614-2
Producer Teo Macero
Geri Allen chronology
Some Aspects of Water
(1996)
The Gathering
(1998)
The Life of a Song
(2004)

The Gathering is an album by pianist Geri Allen recorded in 1998 and released on the Verve label.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Allmusic awarded the album 4 stars stating "As complete and realized as many of Allen's recordings are, this one displays all of her immense powers coming to light at the same time. It's immaculately programmed, perfectly executed music that has a haunting quality overall, but enough punch, innovation, and style to rank it highly among her best projects, and comes highly recommended".[2] JazzTimes stated "As opportunities increase and as her experience in the music broadens, it becomes all the more clear that Geri Allen is one of our most richly talented jazz musicians. For her first Verve session, Ms. Allen's compositional focus is keen and clear, very reflective and at times quite introspective".[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Gathering" - 5:22
  2. "Dark Prince" - 5:47
  3. "Sleepin' Pretty" - 6:48
  4. "Light Matter" - 6:56
  5. "Baby's Breath (For Little Barbara)" - 1:13
  6. "Ray" - 5:22
  7. "Soul Beir" - 6:02
  8. "Joy and Wonder" - 4:40
  9. "Gabriel's Royal Blue Reals" - 6:31
  10. "Daybreak and Dreams" - 5:41
  11. "Angels" - 6:42

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Geri Allen catalog, accessed June 29, 2014
  2. ^ a b Nastos, M. G., Allmusic Review accessed June 28, 2014
  3. ^ Jenkins, W., JazzTimes Review, October 1998