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Famed for his work with the John Coltrane Quartet and a long solo career.
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Date Posted: Friday, March 06, 02:20:22pm
In reply to: Dead at 81 's message, "McCoy Tyner, Jazz pianist" on Friday, March 06, 01:17:21pm



McCoy Tyner
[ Alfred McCoy Tyner ]
(December 11, 1938 March 6, 2020)



Early life
Tyner was born in Philadelphia as the oldest of three children. He was encouraged to study piano by his mother. He began studying the piano at age 13 and within two years music had become the focal point in his life. When he was 17, he converted to Islam through the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community and changed his name to Sulieman Saud. His neighbors in Philadelphia included musicians Richie Powell and Bud Powell.

Career ...
In 1960, Tyner joined the Jazztet led by Benny Golson and Art Farmer. Six months later, he joined the quartet of John Coltrane that included Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones. He worked with the band during its extended run at the Jazz Gallery, replacing Steve Kuhn (Coltrane had known Tyner for a while in Philadelphia, and performed one of the pianist's compositions, "The Believer", as early as 1958). He played on Coltrane's My Favorite Things for Atlantic. The band toured almost non-stop between 1961 and 1965, recording the albums Live! at the Village Vanguard, Ballads, Live at Birdland, Crescent, A Love Supreme, and The John Coltrane Quartet Plays for Impulse!.

While in Coltrane's group, he recorded albums as a leader in a piano trio. He also appeared as a sideman on many Blue Note albums of the 1960s, although he was often credited as "etc." on the cover of these albums to respect his contract with Impulse! Records.

Learn MORE of the Jazz great
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McCoy_Tyner

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He had been the last survivor of the "classic" Quartet of John Coltrane (NT)Ed TraceyFriday, March 06, 04:22:48pm


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