When Thursday, 6 July 2006, 8 pm
Where National Concert Hall, Main Auditorium
Presented by Waltons New School of Music
Supported by RTÉ lyric fm, The Irish Times, Brooks Hotel
McCoy Tyner Septet
McCoy Tyner • piano
Eric Alexander • tenor saxophone
Donald Harrison • alto saxophone
Wallace Roney • trumpet
Steve Turre • trombone
Eric Kamau Gravatt • drums
Charnett Moffett • bass
This concert was recorded for broadcast on RTÉ lyric fm.
See the Concert Poster.
McCoy Tyner Public Interview
When Wednesday, 5 July 2006, 6 pm
Where National Concert Hall, John Field Room
Presented by Waltons New School of Music in association with NCH Education & Outreach
Moderated by Donald Helme (‘Jazz Alley’ on RTÉ lyric fm), this free ‘public interview’ was a unique opportunity for anyone seriously interested in jazz to listen and speak to a true master of the art. McCoy spoke– and answered audience questions about – his music, his career, his influences, musicians he had worked with and his current projects.
It isn’t an overstatement to say that modern jazz has been shaped by the music of the legendary McCoy Tyner. His blues-based piano, replete with sophisticated chords and an explosively percussive left hand, has transcended conventional styles to become one of the most identifiable sounds in improvised music. His harmonic contributions and dramatic rhythmic devices form the vocabulary of a majority of jazz pianists. Tyner first began to attract widespread public attention as a member of the great John Coltrane Quartet of the 1960s, and since then he has been one of the most consistently innovative bandleaders and pianists of the last forty years. Today, he has released nearly 80 albums under his name, earned four Grammy Awards, is a member of the Downbeat magazine Hall of Fame, and was named a ‘Jazz Master’ by America’s National Endowment for the Arts in 2002.
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