Lincoln Center NYC covers John Coltrane

By O'Jay Burgess on Oct 05, 2012 04:05 PM EDT

Two artists will pay homage to legendary musician John Coltrane in two nights at the Lincoln Center, McCoy Tyner and Joshua Redman will be playing sounds of the late James Coltrane on Oct. 26 and Oct.27.

McCoy Tyner will play first sandwiching Joshua Redman's performance when he plays at 7:30 p.m. at the start and then coming back at 9:30 p.m., leaving Redman an hour in between at 8 p.m., to entertain the crowd.

McCoy Tyner is a jazz pianist who has been playing since 1960 and is better known for his covering of John Coltrane's work.

From Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Tyner picked up the piano on the referral from his mother. In his early career Tyner played for a group called the "Jazztet,"where he got his start. Tyner left the group and joined up with Coltrane and his band where he played alongside them for a number of years.

Tyner as an artist can be heard on a number of songs throughout the years and is associated with record label company "Impulse," the first label he signed to.

Joshua Redman who is at a different point of his career is a tenor saxophonist who also sites John Coltrane as one of his major influences. Others include his father Dewey Redman a musician in his own right, Ornette Coleman, The Beatles and Aretha Franklin along with many others.

Born in Berkeley, California in 1969, Redman was introduced to music by his father who was a jazz saxophonist. Growing up Redman graduated from Berkeley High School in 1986 where he was a part of the award-winning Berkeley High School Jazz Ensemble for four years. He graduated from Harvard Univesity in 1991 summa cum laude with a degree in Social Studies.

His jazz career so far has seen him win numerous titles such as the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition in 1991. The artist can be seen featuring on his own works like his self-titled "Joshua Redman," album. Redman can also be seen on tracks by other musuicans like Brad Mehldau and Dewey Redman.

Joshua Redman & Brad Mehldau

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