P as in Piano


Geri Allen Festival Jazz à Vienne, 1988 Photo : Pascal Kober

Geri Allen
Festival Jazz à Vienne, 1988
Photo : Pascal Kober

At the heart of the note, her nose is down level with the piano strings. The piano has a unique architecture which at times allows us to capture those precious moments of concentration. Geri Allen’s music must have inspired me for this interpretation of the portrait which transforms the Roman stones of the ancient theatre into a light score. On that particular night, this beautiful woman was accompanying the saxophonist Buddy Collette, one of the greatest (and least well-known) jazz composers and musicians. Geri died on June 27, 2017 (she was 60), a few days after the publication of my ABC for Jazz Lovers.

This picture is published in my ABC FOR JAZZ LOVERS, the english version of myAbécédaire amoureux du jazz, a 180 pages book with a foreword by Marcus Miller, published by Snoeck and which bring together more than 200 jazz portraits took on stage and backstage all around the world for Jazz Hot magazine.

For those who love jazz and to those who think they… don’t (!), a good idea for a Christmas present  ! Want to order  ? Here it is  :

Publisher’s website


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