Trumpeter Ingrid Jensen performs at the star-filled tribute to Geri Allen at Winter Jazzfest in NYC on January 15, 2018. That’s singer Lizz Wright and drummer Terri Lyne Carrington on the left. (Photo: Gulnara Khamatova)
A moving and heartfelt tribute to the great jazz pianist and composer unfolded as a series of highlights by a high-wattage group of players including Terri Lyne Carrington (musical director), Esperanza Spalding, Lizz Wright, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Helen Sung, Vijay Iyer, Kris Davis, Tia Fuller, JD Allen, Jack DeJohnette, and many more. My review at DownBeat.com.
Dee Dee Bridgewater & band at Newport, August 1, 2014
Here’s the second installment of my two-part review of the 2014 Newport Jazz Festival for DownBeat. It’s my take on the special Friday night concert by Wynton Marsalis, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and Dee Dee Bridgewater.