Mccoy Tyner

McCoy Tyner (1938-2020)

McCoy Tyner was one of the most influential jazz pianists in the history of the art form. He was best known for his work with John Coltrane Quartet. He was an NEA Jazz Master and five time Grammy winner. General. Interviews. His music with Coltrane: A Love Supreme.
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Chronology: McCoy Tyner, Sideman

Reappraising the late great pianist's non-Coltrane support work. In March 2020, McCoy Tyner passed at age 81, leaving behind a vast legacy of powerful piano on record. Naturally, many of the obituaries focused on his 1960-65 time with John Coltrane, a relationship that revolutionized jazz and brought forth some of its very greatest LPs, including Crescent and A Love Supreme. From Tyner’s long list of albums as a leader, 1967’s The Real McCoy with Joe Henderson, Ron Carter, and Elvin Jones generally gets the nod, although each period has its glories, from the tidy early-’60s trios through the epic live-’70s ensembles to the later solo recitals and all-star collaborations.
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