[JPL] Former prison guard returns with tried, true sound to jazzlegend Tyner's band

Bobby Jackson ftapache1 at sbcglobal.net
Sat Dec 29 13:01:16 EST 2007

It's good to see Gravatt back on the scene!

Bobby Jackson
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Steve Schwartz" <steve_schwartz at wgbh.org>
To: "JAZZ PROGRAMMERS" <jazzproglist at jazzweek.com>
Sent: Saturday, December 29, 2007 10:50 AM
Subject: [JPL] Former prison guard returns with tried, true sound to 
jazzlegend Tyner's band

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> I can attest to the  fact that Eric Gravatt is back. He is with McCoy this
> week at The Regatta Bar in Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA.
> I saw them on Thursday night, first set.
> Along with Gerald Cannon, the trio kicked butt. McCoy moved slowly as he
> took his seat at the piano but the band was on fire and his playing
> reflected that. I know Gravatt had a lot to do with that.
> It also might have been due to that fact that young trumpet player 
> Christian
> Scott made it a quartet for most of the set. Christian told me  they had
> time for a brief rehearsal earlier that day. I'm sure by tonight, 
> Saturday,
> the music will be even more intense. Their version of "Mr. PC" was
> thrilling.
> Good for Christian. Good for McCoy. Good for Eric. Good for us!
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