If any of you are still wondering what to do with your weekend and if you want to hear some genuinely amazing music then i would recommend getting to McCoy Tyner on Sunday night in the Opera House. Tyner was pianist in John Coltrane's Quartet in the 60's. As a follower of Coltrane, I paid $60 to see him in the Blue Note in New York a few years back, and I would pay twice that to see him again. The tension in this man's music would leave anything from any other genre I have ever heard for dead, it really sweeps you away. If any of you are fans of EST, Fly or The Bad Plus, well let just me say that this guy is at another level IMHO and that really is saying something. If you have to walk in front of a car for Compo to raise money to see this guy, believe me, it will be worth it.
Yes indeed, this should be one of the many highlights of a class weekend! As mentioned yesterday re Chick Corea, a lot of the jazz gigs ar selling really fast so if you want to go get on the case asap.
also with regard to the Mighty Trane, Trixy, the local graf artist has done a few pieces using the words from the poem of A Love Supreme, and this will be exhibited in the Bodega during the weekend.
One final recommendation on the jazz side of things is the excellent Ron Carter on Saturday-he has played with everone from Miles and Herbie to A Tribe Called Quest and he is one of the best bass players alive today!