Matt Clark plays McCoy Tyner's 'The Real McCoy'
McCoy Tyner's 'The Real McCoy'
To formally dedicate our 100-seat Joe Henderson Lab, named for the iconic saxophonist and longtime San Francisco resident, we are pleased to present a week of performances that pay tribute to many of the greatest recorded moments in his illustrious career. Each night, the Bay Area’s best jazz artists will recreate music from Henderson’s life, both his own albums as well as records by other jazz legends that benefitted from his singular genius. The week will also feature special guests and other surprises!
Friday night focuses on the hugely influential 1967 Blue Note debut by pianist McCoy Tyner, The Real McCoy, performed by former Bay Area pianist Matt Clark and a terrific band. Having left saxophonist John Coltrane’s epochal quartet two years before, Tyner formed a new band for The Real McCoy, which included Henderson along with bassist Ron Carter and drummer Elvin Jones. Marked by its longer, exploratory material including the signature Tyner compositions “Passion Dance,” “Contemplation” and “Blues on the Corner,” The Real McCoy is a prominent feature for Henderson as a peerless soloist and ensemble player.
Matt Clark piano
Howard Wiley tenor saxophone
Ron Belcher bass
Darryl Green drums