Geri Allen watches as Taylor Eigsti, Jason Moran and Ellis Marsalis, from left, perform in a round robin at A Jazz Piano Christmas 2012. Brendan Hoffman for NPR hide caption

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A Jazz Piano Christmas 2012

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Geri Allen And Timeline: Live From 92Y Tribeca (full concert audio)

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Geri Allen Trio at the Village Vanguard

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Geri Allen (left) and Esperanza Spalding perform together at the Mary Lou Williams Festival in 2010. Margot Schulman/ hide caption

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Mary Lou Williams Festival All-Star Quintet On JazzSet

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Jonathan Batiste ends this set with "Kindergarten," a modern and hand-clapping take on the Louisiana roots of jazz. Ingrid Hertfelder/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Generations In Jazz' Concert On Piano Jazz: Set III

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Pianist Kris Davis has a delicate yet searching touch on Paradoxical Frog, a trio record with Tyshawn Sorey and Ingrid Laubrock. EyeShotJazz hide caption

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The Kennedy Center honors Mary Lou Williams every year with the Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival, which showcases today's brightest female jazz artists. William P. Gottlieb/Library of Congress via flickr.com hide caption

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Geri Allen On Piano Jazz

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