Jazz Pianist McCoy Tyner in Concert at Royce Hall, with Build An Ark
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The last date listed for McCoy Tyner plus Build An Ark was Thursday November 12, 2009 / 8:00pm.
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Actress, dancer and choreographer Debbie Allen's fun, fresh spin on The Nutcracker returns to Royce Hall for the holidays. The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker gives the seasonal favorite a rich new cultural context and updated characters, and features a lively contemporary score with original songs from multiple-Grammy-winner Mariah Carey and others. After young Kara receives a nutcracker filled with hot chocolate, she falls asleep and journeys to enchanted lands, including Candy Cane Lane, Egypt, the Rainforest, Jazzland, Russia and the Land of the Kimono Dolls. Little ones will have no trouble following along thanks to the narration by three wisecracking mice: Harvey, Schmink and Buckey. Allen herself appears in this fun holiday musical adventure. Learn More
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McCoy Tyner might have revolutionized jazz piano with his right hand tied behind his back. It was his explosively percussive left hand and rich harmonic chords that transcended conventional styles, starting from his first days as a teen in the immeasurably influential John Coltrane Quartet. The master pianist, who is still brimming with inventiveness after more than 80 albums, performs here with his trio and special guest Grammy-winning saxophonist Gary Bartz.
Opening the concert is the massive L.A.-based ensemble Build An Ark, whose soulful improvised music draws on the collective talents and influences of about 20 musicians on stage, including hypnotic vocalist Dwight Trible.