Twylight is a studio album by pianist Geri Allen, released in 1989 on the German Minor Music label. It was recorded in the spring of 1989.

“This is a wonderfully lovely CD reflecting a definite evolution for Allen, as well as her entire understanding of the world at large,” wrote Allmusic in their review of the album. Getting acclimated to this high level of creative success may take multiple listening, but the final reward of such a feat is boundless.


AllMusic (formerly known as All Music Guide and AMG) is an online music database based in the United States of America. It contains information on over three million albums and 30 million songs, performers, and bands. The database, which began in 1991, was made available on the Internet for the first time in 1994. RhythmOne owns AllMusic.

Michael Erlewine, “a prominent astrologer, Buddhist scholar, and musician,” founded AllMusic as All Music Guide. In 1977, he launched Matrix, a software firm based on his astrological study. Erlewine bought a CD of early Little Richard recordings in the early 1990s when CDs superseded LPs as the primary medium for recorded music. He bought it and learned it was a “flaccid rehash .”Tired of labeling, he looked into leveraging metadata to construct a music guide. In 1990, he launched All Music Guide in Great Rapids, Michigan, to build an open-access database of recordings “since Enrico Caruso gave the business its first big push.”

An expert’s guide to the best releases from thousands of artists across all genres, the inaugural All Music Guide was out in 1992, with a 1,200-page reference book and CD-ROM. A text-based Gopher site launched it online in 1994. That changed when web browsers grew more user-friendly.

In addition to his nephew, writer Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Erlewine employed database expert Vladimir Bogdanov to construct the All Music Guide foundation. Chris Woodstra joined the team in 1993. His key qualification was an “encyclopedic understanding of music .”The site’s functionality grew to include 1,400 music subgenres. A 2016 Tedium article by Ernie Smith stated: “AllMusic was one of the most ambitious early-internet sites—and it’s important to our knowledge of pop culture.” It only tracks reviews or albums. It records styles, genres, subgenres, and the music’s tone and distribution outlets. It then integrates that data to intelligently educate you about a whole genre of music, whether classical or sad or.

TiVo Corporation bought AllMusic for $72 million in late 2007. (known as Macrovision at the time of the sale, and as Rovi from 2009 until 2016).

In 2012, AllMusic deleted Bryan Adams’ information from the site upon his request.

BlinkX bought AllMusic in 2015. (later known as RhythmOne).

The AllMusic database uses MySQL and MongoDB.

Gerri Allen

Geri Antoinette Allen was born on June 12, 1957, in New York City, and died on June 27, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. She was also an assistant professor of music at the University of Pittsburgh and the head of the university’s Jazz Studies department, in addition to her work as a musician and bandleader throughout her career.

Gerri Allen Life, Education, and Award

Early life: Allen was born on June 12, 1957, in New York. She grew up in Detroit. Her parents, Mount Allen (father), was school principal, and her mother, Barbara, was a government administrator in the defense industry. Allen starts schooling from public school in Detroit. She learned and settled as a jazz pianist in her teenage.

In 1979, Allen completed the jazz studies program at Howard University. Later, she pursued graduate studies in ethnomusicology at the University of Pittsburgh and with Kenny Barron in New York. She then flew back to New York.

In later life, Allen had lived in Montclair, New Jersey, most of his life. In 2013, she was promoted to director of the University of Pittsburgh’s jazz studies program.

Allen passed away from cancer two weeks after her 60th birthday, on June 27, 2017, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


  1. In 2014 she was honored Berklee’s Doctorate of music
  2. In 2008 Guggenheim Fellowship
  3. In 2007 Spelman College awarded her African American Classical Music Award
  4. In 2005 The Benny Golson Jazz Master Award,
  5. In 1996 Howard University awarded her Distinguished Alumni
  6. In 1996 Danish Jazzpar Prize (first woman recipient),
  7. Soul Train’s Lady of Soul Award for jazz album of the year for Twenty-One, 1995

Twylight tracking list

  1. When Kabuya Dances
  2. Shadow Series
  3. Skin
  4. A Place of Power
  5. Twylight
  6. Stop the World
  7. Wood
  8. Little Wind
  9. Dream Time
  10. Blue
  11. Black Pools

All characters of Twylight

Gerri Allen

She was composer,  synthesizer, and pianist in Twylight

Jaribu Shahid

Jaribu Abdurahman Shahid (Glenn Henderson) was born on September 11, 1955, in Detroit. He is an American jazz bassist who performs primarily in the Detroit area. He is a double bassist as well as an electric bassist.

Faruq Z. Bey and Shahid were both members of the band Griot Galaxy in the 1970s, and Shahid took over as the group’s leader when Bey was paralyzed in a motorbike accident in 1984 and died as a result. Shahid continued to serve as the group’s leader throughout the 1990s. He was a member of the Creative Arts Collective, and he collaborated with artists such as Muhal Richard Abrams, Anthony Braxton, and Roscoe Mitchell while performing in this role. In 1978, he performed with Sun Ra, and in the 1980s and 1990s, he regularly collaborated with Mitchell and Geri Allen, and James Carter, among others. In 2004, he became a member of the Art Ensemble of Chicago.

Jaribu worked with Gerri Allen in  ” open on all sides in the middle ” and ” Twylight . “These two popular pianist albums were released by minor music in 1986 and 1989.

Tanni Table

He has played with Roscoe Mitchell, David Murray, and Cassandra Wilson.

By 14, Tabbal was touring with Oscar Brown Jr. He used to play with Phil Cohran and the Sun Ra Arkestra.

In addition to Roscoe Mitchell, Tabbal has worked with Oliver Lake, Muhal Richard Abrams, Henry Threadgill, and Richard Davis.

He was in Griot Galaxy with bassist Jaribu Shahid. He was also in “Pieces of Time” with Andrew Cyrille, Famoudou Don Moye, and Obo Addy.

He beat a brain tumor in 2001.

Tani released a solo percussion CD in 2007.

He worked with Gerri Allen on three albums. Album ” open all sides in the middle year 1986, Twylight 1989, and Maroons 1992. The first two albums were released by minor music, and the third was by blue note.

Sadiq Bey

Sadiq Bey played a congas drum in Album Twylight.

Congas: The conga (tumbadora) is a tall, slender, single-headed Cuban drum. It has three types: Quinto (top), tres dos (middle), and Tumba (bottom) (lowest).

Eli Fountaine

Eli Fountaine was a Saxophonist from the United States. While at Motown in the 1960s, Fontaine performed as a session musician for various artists. On Marvin Gaye’s 1971 album What’s Going On, he was one of the musicians that contributed to the album (Tamla 310).

He worked with Gerri Allen in the album twylight.

Clarice Taylor Bell

Clarice Taylor (1917–2011) was an American actress. She is most remembered for her roles as Mrs. Brooks in Five on the Black Hand Side and Cousin Emma on Sanford and Son (1973).

Taylor was most recognized for her portrayal as Dr. Heathcliff’s “Cliff” Huxtable’s (Bill Cosby) mother, Anna Huxtable, on The Cosby Show. In 1986, she was nominated for an Emmy for the role. She also had recurring roles on Nurse, Sesame Street, and Sanford and Son as Grady’s cousin Emma.

Taylor began acting and improvising with the American Negro Theatre when African-American performers and comedians were underrepresented. Her father, Leon B. Taylor, Sr., had worked for the US Post Office to support his family. Her great break came in the 1960s, allowing her to perform full-time. Taylor co-founded the Negro Ensemble Company, based in New York’s East Village on St. Mark’s Place.

She Recorded two tracks  (2 and 11) in the Twylight album.

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