October 30, 2006

McCoy Tyner at the Zeiterion

McCoy Tyner at the ZeiterionB.O.B, Patti and I went to see the McCoy Tyner Septet perform at the Zeiterion Theatre in New Bedford on Friday. We caught dinner at Freestones first, including the biggest baked potato I’d ever seen in my life which accompanied Patti’s meal.

The show was excellent. I especially enjoyed their performance of “Angelina.”

Tyner himself was brilliant on the piano. I actually wasn’t aware (before B.O.B. and Patti told me) that Tyner was hired by John Coltrane after Coltrane left Miles Davis. This is how Tyner became part of one of the greatest jazz quartets in history. I enjoy jazz but have not spent much time studying it. Hey, one can only learn so much in 39 years.

Not to take anything away from the other wonderful performers, but I have to say that the highlight for me was the dynamic bass playing of Charnett Moffett. His energy on the bass was infectious. It was mesmerizing to watch him slap at those bass strings. Tyner has gathered some pretty impressive talent for this septet.

Posted by James at October 30, 2006 11:45 AM
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Hey, thanks for coming, we had a great night. Moffett was definately the highlght of the show. that solo at the end where he plunked the strings with the backside of the bow was unreal.

Posted by: B.O.B. (bob) at October 30, 2006 12:31 PM

Yes, the evening was great fun (dinner with James, McCoy Tyner et al.), yet also oddly disconcerting (seeing a co-worker at the restaurant).

While it is a long drive, we should keep an eye to the Z's schedule (and that's Z for Zeiterion, not zombie).

Posted by: Patti M. at October 31, 2006 12:02 PM

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