McCoy Tyner (piano), Craig Taborn (piano), Gerald Cannon (string bass), Francisco Mela (drums)
Time travel still hasn’t become a part of our daily routines, but we can at least attempt it. If you’re a fan of the 1950s and 1960s jazz scenes, then McCoy Tyner is the artist for you. Tyner developed his musical style and virtuosity in the legendary John Coltrane quartet in the early 1960s. Since then, his enormously rich and characteristic percussive piano style has influenced and shaped numerous jazz pianists. His constant exploration of musical horizons, the integration of new elements from Asia and Africa, and his well-thought-out reinterpretations of popular music have allowed him to continuously recreate himself through the years. Due to the long road that he’s travelled, Tyner doesn’t play full concerts anymore, but that’s soon forgiven when we see the musician who is tickling the ivories at his side. Pianist Craig Taborn has composed seven albums and contributed to at least ninety as a guest musician. To recap: two stellar pianists, accompanied by a string bass and drums, will convince you right then and there if you aren’t already!