Wednesday, December 24, 2008

CHRIS BOTTI AT THE BLUE NOTE - TWO WEEK RESIDENCE BEGINS!

Last year John Mayer came and played with Botti and the band...



Who knows what will happen this year??

Friday, December 19, 2008

WNYC SOUNDCHECK - BELA FLECK AND THE FLECKTONES LIVE IN-STUDIO PERFORMANCE!

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Friday, December 19, 2008

Sick of holiday music? Not if Béla Fleck can help it. On the new CD "Jingle All the Way," the world's premier banjo player freshens up "Jingle Bells" with Tuvan throat singers, bends "Silent Night" around 5/4 time, and lets longtime bassist Victor Wooten solo on Mel Torme's classic "The Christmas Song." Béla Fleck and the Flecktones pause during their five-night run at the Blue Note to get us in the holiday spirit with a live in-studio performance.Béla Fleck and the Flecktones are playing two shows a night at the Blue Note through Dec. 21. Performances are at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

MORE McCOY VIDEO CLIPS FROM WEDNESDAY, 12/10 WITH JOE LOVANO

In this clip, altoist Gary Bartz and Savion Glover take center stage as Joe Lovano looks on. More videos to come!


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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Video: McCoy Tyner 70th Birthday Celebration Sound Check Clips

Two quick clips of sound check with McCoy Tyner, drummer Eric Gravatt, bassist Gerald Cannon, and special guests Marc Ribot on guitar and tap-dancer Savion Glover. This was the first time Ribot and Glover were on stage together. Just hours later, they were performing the first set of the week at the Blue Note.


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Sound Check Clip 1

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Sound Check Clip 2

McCoy on Bloomberg TV - MUSE

On Monday afternoon, piano legend McCoy Tyner met interviewer Patrick Cole at Bloomberg Studios for the international weekend news program "Muse" on Bloomberg TV. The show will air sometime in mid-January. Below is the view from the control room.


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

McCOY TYNER TALKS AND PERFORMS LIVE ON WNYC 12/3/08!

Jazz pianist and Half Note Records/McCoy Tyner Music recording artist McCoy Tyner went to WNYC radio with Leonard Lopate today to discuss his new recording GUITARS and his upcoming dates at the Blue Note from Dec. 9 - 14. The dates will feature his trio and tap-dancer Savion Glover throughout the run, as well as special guests Marc Ribot (12/9), Joe Lovano (12/10), Ravi Coltrane (12/11 - 12), Bill Frisell (12/13), and John Scofield (12/14).