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McCoy Tyner, Bill Evans & More

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Off a brand new album called 400 by veteran jazz bass cat Avery Sharpe, we charge straight on into a new episode of Neon Jazz. We continue the music with a look into the world of Matt Slocum, Curtis Nowosad and Brad Turner with new projects and revelations from their music minds. We also pepper in some John Dokes, Bill Evans, Louis Russell and Harry James. We conclude our hour of jazz from a strong, wise and gifted Kansas City ...

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April Blue Note 50th Anniversaries & More

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This week, we salute Blue Note recordings from April, 1969. In addition, we track both sides of Blue Note 8, sides recorded during Blue Note's first day in business in 1939. It's also the 50th anniversary of the Dexter Gordon Tower Of Power/More Power sessions with James Moody. So hit 'play' and enjoy the show. Playlist McCoy Tyner “Song for My Lady" from Cosmos (Blue Note) 00:00 McCoy Tyner “Vibration Blues" from Cosmos (Blue Note) 07:48 McCoy Tyner ...

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McCoy Tyner Tribute at SFJAZZ

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McCoy Tyner Tribute Symphony Hall SFJAZZ San Francisco, CA June 19, 2016 At 8:05 PM on a Sunday evening, the lights dimmed and a master of the jazz piano took the stage at Symphony Hall in San Francisco, California. A standing ovation greeted the 77-year-old who, after seating himself at the 88s, launched into a ten-minute solo which conjured up pyramids of sound, brought up wave after wave of percussive sound, raising ...

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McCoy Tyner

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Some jazz fans only have a partial acquaintance with McCoy Tyner, that being that “he was Coltrane's pianist." Indeed, it is fairly common to know McCoy Tyner only through his stellar contributions as a sideman in the 1960s, not only with Coltrane but also with Wayne Shorter, Bobby Hutcherson and Joe Henderson. Along with 'Trane, these are simply the records that everybody has heard McCoy play on. Suffice it to say that McCoy's career doesn't end there and ...

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McCoy Tyner with Geri Allen and Kenny Barron at SFJAZZ

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McCoy Tyner with Geri Allen and Kenny Barron SFJAZZ San Francisco, CA January 18, 2015 Three of the jazz world's best known pianists recently came together at SFJAZZ in jny: San Francisco, California for a memorable triptych of styles. Heading the bill was piano patriarch McCoy Tyner. Now 76, Tyner initially made his mark as a pianist in the John Coltrane Quartet before moving on to compose as well as to front his own ensembles. ...

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Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival, Saratoga Springs, NY, June 29-30, 2013

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Saratoga Performing Arts CenterFreihofer's Saratoga Jazz FestivalSaratoga Springs, NYJune 29-30, 2013 Fiery music that burned with intensity, eclectic compositions that shifted in time signature and tempo, sweet melodies and down-home dirty blues--all were heard at this year's Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival in upstate New York, an event that is among the finest of its kind. It's a true outdoor festival where the musicians come to the audience within a venue that is gorgeous and relaxing. ...


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