The Checkout: Live
12:06 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Greg Tardy + Omer Avital: Live From 92Y Tribeca

Originally published on Fri December 7, 2012 8:32 am

Saxophonist Gregory Tardy came of musical age in New Orleans, then moved to New York after being picked up by drummer Elvin Jones' band. He found his way into a wide variety of groups — including a long tenure with Andrew Hill during the pianist's prolific final years — and made several albums as a bandleader. Still an international-caliber musician, Tardy has been less visible in the big city since he moved to Knoxville, Tenn., for a teaching position, but he returns here with his own concept and own band.

From the 92Y Tribeca in downtown New York City, Greg Tardy led his band in a double bill with bassist Omer Avital's Band of the East as part of the concert series The Checkout: Live. For the full concert archive of this series, visit npr.org/checkoutlive.

Set List

All compositions by Gregory Tardy.

  • "The Hidden Light"
  • "The Plainclothed King"
  • "Who Has Believed Our Message"
  • "Oil Of Gladness"
  • "Monuments" [video highlight]
  • "Yeshua"

Personnel

  • Greg Tardy, saxophone/clarinet
  • Philip Dizack, trumpet
  • Xavier Davis, piano
  • Sean Conly, bass
  • Jaimeo Brown, drums

Credits

Producer and Host: Josh Jackson; Audio Engineer: David Tallacksen; Production Assistant: Michael Downes; Video Director: Stew Nachmias. Recorded Nov. 7, 2012 at 92Y Tribeca in New York, N.Y.

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