Word reaches us today of the passing of one of the most influential pianists in the history of jazz, McCoy Tyner. His tenure with John Coltrane in the early 60s includes some of the most treasured recordings of the era, including My Favorite Things and A Love Supreme. After leaving Coltrane's group, he had a long and successful solo career. He was 81.
by Jon Davis, Published 2020-03-06
From McCoy Tyner's Facebook page:
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of jazz legend, Alfred “McCoy” Tyner.
McCoy was an inspired musician who devoted his life to his art, his family and his spirituality.
McCoy Tyner’s music and legacy will continue to inspire fans and future talent for generations to come.
The Tyner family is grateful for your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time, and respectfully requests that any inquiries be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to his stellar piano work, he was known to incorporate such instruments as harpsichord, celeste, and kora into his music, and is noted for expanding the frontiers of jazz in the 70s in a completely different way than the fusion artists did. His style of voicing chords was hugely influential, and he will also be remembered for his many great compositions.
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