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Royce Hall at UCLA
340 Royce Drive Los Angeles, CA 90095
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12 events
3 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 12 2009

A split decision. McCoy Tyner proved once again why he is the most influential living jazz pianist. A thrilling set.

However, Build an Ark was an unworthy and overly long opening act. Their set took nearly one hour, which resulted in Tyner's...continued

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5 events
2 reviews
4 stars
attended Nov 12 2009

The event was great I enjoyed McCoy Tyner and Build An Arc was great. They were a lot better than I expected, but how could I expect less when Dwight Trible is singing with them. I had a great time!!!!

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1 review
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attended Nov 12 2009

While watching and listening to McCoy Tyner, I could not help from thinking I was watching pure genius. His unique piano sty lings blend percussion and melodies. His quartet was tight, focused and a real treat to watch.
Build An Arc was,...continued

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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.