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Even more McCoy Tyner

Posted in clips, jazz, McCoy Tyner with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 10, 2016 by crownpropeller

mccoy81McCoy Tyner in Montreux, July 18, 1981

I thought that with this post as well as that post, I was finished with digitizing all of the McCoy Tyner footage from Otto Flückiger’s old VHS cassettes. But  this was not so – as I discovered three more clips that I had previously overlooked.

First up is McCoy Tyner playing “Eternally Yours” solo at the Jazz Festival Montreux on July 18, 1981:

From the same day (but from a different VHS tape) here is McCoy’s Quintet playing “Walk Spirit Talk Spirit” and “It’s You Or No One”. The band consists of Tyner, John Blake (vln), Joe Ford (as), Avery Sharpe (b), and Ronnie Burrage (d).

And finally here is McCoy Tyner’s band a year earlier at the Jazzwoche Burghausen in Germany on March 14, 1980. Band members are: Joe Ford (sax), Earl Conrad (vln), Avery Sharpe (b), George Johnson (dr), Guilherme Franco (perc). They are playing Tyners “The Seeker”.



Some more Arthur Blythe (Montreux 1981)

Posted in Abdul Wadud, Arthur Blythe, clips with tags , , , , , , , on January 20, 2013 by crownpropeller

Some days after transferring this Arthur Blythe concert from VHS to video, I found parts off another Blythe concert that were filmed a year later at the Montreux Jazz Festival. So let this clip be a fitting tribute to festival founder Claude Nobs, who passed on January, 10th.

Here are Arthur Blythe as; Bob Stewart tu;Abdul Wadud cello; Kelvyn Bell g; Bobby Battle dr on July 18, 1981 at the Casino De Montreux in Montreux, Switzerland.

They are playing:

Strike Up The Band (starting from 0:00)
Shadows (starting from 5:18)
Bush Baby/unidentified tune (starting from 12:17)


Contemplation (starting from 33:06)