by Andrew Frisicano

McCoy Tyner

In the early '60s, McCoy Tyner cut his teeth as 1/4th of the John Coltrane Quartet. Since then, the pianist hasn't slowed much. This weekend, Tyner plays two nights at the Lincoln Center's Allen Room with his trio and guest Ravi Coltrane. Tickets for the Friday, May 15th and Saturday, May 16th shows are on sale. According to his posted schedule, it'll be Tyner's only visit to the NYC area this year.

Tyner's most recent album, 2008's Guitars, featured collaborations with Marc Ribot, John Scofield, Béla Fleck, Derek Trucks, Bill Frisell, Ron Carter and Jack DeJohnette.

From those players, Marc Ribot, who giged with Tyner last fall to celebrate the disc's release, is one that's currently in NYC. He's finishing up his birthday week retrospective with Friday and Saturday shows at (Le) Poisson Rouge. The Friday show features Ribot in three combos, Los Cubanos Postizos, Cotito Trio, and Cumbiamba eNeYe. Tickets are on sale. The Saturday gig sees Ribot with Ceramic Dog and Young Philadelphians. Tickets are still on sale for that,

Bill Frisell is also in NYC. He finishes his Tuesday, May 12th to Sunday, May 17th run at the Village Vanguard, performing in a trio with Tony Scherr and Kenny Wollesen.

Other players from the Guitars album are coming through NYC later in the summer. John Scofield plays a free August 5th show at NYC's Madison Square Park oval. Béla Fleck performs the Central Park Summerstage twice: on July 5th behind Malian singer Oumou Sangare and again on August 3rd with Toumani Diabate. Derek Trucks plays the Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival on August 13th at the Damrosch Park Bandshell.

Most of the above guitarists are featured in the making-of trailer for the Guitars album, with tour dates, below...


McCoy Tyner - 2009 Tour Dates
May 15-16, 2009 New York, NY THE ALLEN ROOM
Jul 10, 2009 Ghent, Belgium GHENT JAZZ FESTIVAL
Jul 12, 2009 Rotterdam, Netherlands NORTH SEA JAZZ FESTIVAL
Jul 14, 2009 Montreux, Switzerland MILES DAVIS HALL
Jul 16, 2009 Stockholm, Sweden STOCKHOLM JAZZ FESTIVAL
Jul 22, 2009 Nice, France MATISSE
Jul 24, 2009 Stuttgart, Germany JAZZOPEN STUTTGART
Jul 25, 2009 Limburg, Germany KLOSTERRUINE
Sep 24-26, 2009 Montreal, Canada L'ASTRAL
Sep 27, 2009 Quebec, Qc, Canada PALAIS MONTCALM
Nov 6, 2009 Washington, DC TERRACE THEATRE
Jan 29, 2010 Birmingham AL JEMISON CONCERT HALL
Mar 15, 2010 Princeton, NJ McCARTER THEATRE

Bill Frisell - 2009 Tour Dates
5/15/09 New York, NY Village Vanguard Bill Frisell Trio
5/16/09 New York, NY Village Vanguard Bill Frisell Trio
5/17/09 New York, NY Village Vanguard Bill Frisell Trio
5/19/09 Annapolis, MD Rams Head Tavern Bill Frisell's 858 Quartet
5/20/09 Northampton, MA Iron Horse Music Hall Bill Frisell's 858 Quartet
5/21/09 Cambridge, MA Regattabar Bill Frisell's 858 Quartet
5/22/09 Cambridge, MA Regattabar Bill Frisell's 858 Quartet
5/23/09 Piermont, NY The Turning Point Bill Frisell's 858 Quartet
5/24/09 Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Jazz Festival Bill Frisell's 858 Quartet
6/5/09 Telluride, CO Telluride Jazz Festival Bill Frisell Trio
6/6/09 Telluride, CO Telluride Jazz Festival Bill Frisell Trio
6/10/09 Toronto, ON, Canada Festival of the Arts Bill Frisell Trio #
6/11/09 Cleveland Heights, OH Night Town Bill Frisell Trio
6/12/09 Rochester, NY Rochester International Jazz Festival Bill Frisell Trio
6/13/09 Louisville, KY The 930 Bill Frisell Trio
6/14/09 Philadelphia, PA World Café Live Bill Frisell Trio
6/21/09 Friday Harbor, WA San Juan Community Theater Bill Frisell solo
7/5/09 Iowa City, IA Iowa City Jazz Festival Bill Frisell Quartet
7/6/09 Evanston, IL Space Bill Frisell Quartet
8/22/09 Hoxeyville, MIHoxeyville Music Festival Bill Frisell Trio
9/9/09 New York, NYCity Winery Bill Frisell Trio
9/12/09 Urbana, IL University of Illinois Bill Frisell's Disfarmer Project
10/16/09 Washington, DC The Kennedy Center Terrace Theatre Bill Frisell Trio
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