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Geri Allen Band live @ Iridium, NYC

IMG_3568Geri Allen played with her quartet at the Iridium club on Time Square, New York City on the 20th of June 2009. In addition to Geri Allen on piano, her band included Ravi Coltrane on saxophone, Joe Sanders on bass and the amazing Jeff “Tain” Watts on drums.

Majestic playing from Allen, who once again demonstrated her command over harmony, melody and rhythm. Incredible energy form Watts, a veteran drummer that keeps going unabated with top players all around. Introspective playing from Sanders, not one note in excess. Ravi Coltrane raved on the sax, swinging as needed and with soaring solos that filled the club from the first note.

Virgin voyage for my brand new EF 70-200mm f/2.8 IS which I bought a few days earlier.The lens rocked at a venue like this. Iridium’s policy (at least as of June 2009) allowed non-flash photography, a blessing for me who was eager to test the white beast. More photographs taken during this concert cna be seen in the Photo Gallery.