McCoy Tyner

Thursday, September 17 through Sunday, September 20

When that heavy left hand hits the piano, you know it’s the sound of McCoy Tyner (or, at least, someone ripping him off). His signature dramatic low-end thwacks and thuds combined with his disjointed right-hand technique made him a perfect foil for the great John Coltrane and thus, an inspiration to basically every jazz pianist that has ever lived and ever will live. But his post-Trane career has been just as exciting, if not more so—at five decades and counting, Tyner is a towering example of how innovative one can be within their own style. His last record, Guitars, was a collaborative effort with jazz six-stringers such as Bill Frisell and Marc Ribot. Never mind that it was a spotty collection—it was simply notable as being yet another offering from a 71-year old legend that refuses to let his music go stale

Thu., Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m.; Fri., Sept. 18, 8 & 10 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 19, 8 & 10 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m., 2009

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