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Royce Hall at UCLA
340 Royce Drive Los Angeles, CA 90095
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4.5 / 5 Rated by 4 members
Review from Terry Amdur
12 events 3 reviews

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

reviewed Nov 12 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from showgirl
35 events 1 review

Goldstar you did it again. A friend of mine wanted tickets so I got them, and he couldn't say enough about the excellent seat and concert. We now have another believer that Goldstar is great. He's ready for me to find another concert for him.

reviewed Nov 12 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
2 events 1 review

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.

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