The Cookers and Geri Allen to Share Bill in NYC
Dec. 12 gig part of series ‘The Checkout: Live from 92Y Tribeca’
Pianist Geri Allen and the Cookers will share a bill at 92YTribeca in New York City on Dec. 12 at 8:00 p.m. and 9:15 p.m., respectively. The performance by the two Motéma Music artists is part of 92YTribeca and WBGO’s on-going series, The Checkout: Live From 92YTribeca, produced by Josh Jackson and syndicated and archived at NPRMusic.org.
The Cookers, who recently released a new album titled Believe, will feature tenor saxophonist Billy Harper, trumpeters Eddie Henderson and David Weiss, alto saxophonist Craig Handy, pianist George Cables, bassist Cecil McBee and drummer Billy Hart. Allen will be joined by her band Timeline, which includes bassist Kenny Davis, drummer Kassa Overall, and tap-dance sensation Maurice Chestnut, to perform from their 2010 album Geri Allen & Timeline Live.