Wednesday, January 30, 2013
WATCH: Historic Opening Night Concert Footage
Historic Opening Night Concert(01/23) footage of legendary pianist/composer McCoy Tyner performing his spiritual jazz masterpiece "Walk Spirit, Talk Spirit" featuring Joe Lovano (tenor saxophone), Esperanza Spalding (bass) and Eric Harland (drums). The second piece welcomes Bay Area jazz legends John Handy (alto saxophonist) and Bobby Hutcherson (vibraphonist), as well as Resident Artistic Director Bill Frisell (guitar) to the stage as the group performs Tyner's bluesy jazz classic "Blues On The Corner".
Historic Opening Night Concert performance of Joe Lovano's (tenor saxophone) "Blackwell's Message," featuring Joshua Redman (tenor saxophone), Matt Penman (bass), Jeff Ballard (drums) and John Santos (percussion). Lovano wrote this piece as a tribute to legendary drummer Ed Blackwell.
Listen to the entire History Opening Night Concert by visiting NPRmusic.org.