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The Checkout: Live

Greg Tardy Quintet In Concert

Greg Tardy Quintet: Live From 92Y Tribeca

November 7, 2012A monster saxophonist and clarinet player returned to New York from his teaching post in Tennessee. He found his band awaiting him, ready to play his knotty tunes with fire. Tardy's quintet performs in a live concert broadcast from lower Manhattan.

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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