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McCoy Tyner

It is to McCoy Tyner's great credit that his career after John Coltrane has been far from anti-climatic. Along with Bill Evans, Tyner has been the most influential pianist in jazz of the past 50 years, with his chord voicings being adopted and utilized by virtually every younger pianist. A powerful virtuoso and a true original (compare his playing in the early '60s with anyone else from the time), Tyner (like Thelonious Monk) has not altered his style all that much from his early days but he has continued to grow and become even stronger.

Tyner grew up in Philadelphia, where Bud Powell and Richie Powell were neighbors. As a teenager he gigged locally and met John Coltrane. He made his recording debut with the Art Farmer-Benny Golson Jazztet, but after six months left the group to join Coltrane in what (with bassist Jimmy Garrison and drummer Elvin Jones) would become the classic quartet. Few other pianists of the period had both the power and the complementary open-minded style to inspire Coltrane, but Tyner was never overshadowed by the innovative saxophonist. During the Coltrane years (1960-1965), the pianist also led his own record dates for Impulse.

After leaving Coltrane, Tyner struggled for a period, working as a sideman (with Ike and Tina Turner, amazingly) and leading his own small groups; his recordings were consistently stimulating even during the lean years. After he signed with Milestone in 1972, Tyner began to finally be recognized as one of the greats, and he has never been short of work since. Although there have been occasional departures (such as a 1978 all-star quartet tour with Sonny Rollins and duo recordings with Stephane Grappelli), Tyner has mostly played with his own groups since the '70s, which have ranged from a quartet with Azar Lawrence and a big band to his trio. In the '80s and '90s, Tyner did the rounds of labels (his old homes Blue Note and Impulse! as well as Verve, Enja, and Milestone) before settling in with Telarc in the late '90s and releasing a fine series of albums including 2000's Jazz Roots: McCoy Tyner Honors Jazz Piano Legends of the 20th Century and 2004's Illuminations. In 2007, Tyner returned with the studio album McCoy Tyner Quartet featuring saxophonist Joe Lovano, bassist Christian McBride, and drummer Jeff "Tain" Watts. ~ Scott Yanow
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Solo: Live From San Francisco

1. African Village (Live)

2. I Should Care (Live)

3. Lazy Bird (Live)

4. Naima (Live)

5. Just Feeling (Live)

6. You Taught My Heart To Sing (Live)

7. Blues For Je! (Live)

8. Ballad For Aisha (Live)

9. Sweet And Lovely (Live)

10. Angelina (Live)

11. In A Mellow Tone (Live)

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Track List: Guitars (Cd/Dvd)

Disc 1

1. Improvisation 2 (Feat. Marc Ribot)

2. Passion Dance (Feat. Marc Ribot)

3. 500 Miles (Feat. Marc Ribot)

4. Mr. P.C. (Feat. John Scofield)

5. Blues On The Corner (Feat. John Scofield)

6. Improvisation 1 (Feat. Marc Ribot)

7. Trade Winds (Feat. Bela Fleck)

8. Amberjack (Feat. Bela Fleck)

9. My Favorite Things (Feat. Bela Fleck)

10. Slapback Blues (Feat. Derek Trucks)

11. Greensleeves (Feat. Derek Trucks)

12. Contemplation (Feat. Bill Frisell)

13. Boubacar (Feat. Bill Frisell)

14. Baba Drame (Feat. Bill Frisell)

Disc 2
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Track List: Afro Blue

1. Afro Blue

2. If I Should Lose You

3. You Taught My Heart To Sing

4. If I Were A Bell

5. Summertime

6. The Night Has A Thousand Eyes

7. Blue Bossa

8. Carriba

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Track List: Illuminations

1. Illuminations

2. Angelina

3. New Orleans Stomp

4. Come Rain Or Come Shine

5. Soulstice

6. Blessings

7. If I Should Lose You

8. The Chase

9. West Philly Tone Poem

10. Alone Together

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Track List: Land Of Giants

1. Serra Do Mar (2002)

2. December (2002)

3. Steppin' (2002)

4. If I Were A Bell (2002)

5. Manalyuca (2002)

6. Back Bay Blues (2002)

7. For All We Know (2002)

8. The Search (2002)

9. Contemplation (2002)

10. In A Mellow Tone (2002)

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Track List: McCoy Tyner Plays John Coltrane (Live)

1. Naima (Live)

2. Moment's Notice (Live)

3. Crescent (Live)

4. After The Rain (Live)

5. Afro Blue (Mongo Santamaria) (Live)

6. I Want To Talk About You (Billy Eckstine) (Live)

7. Mr. Day (Live)

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Track List: McCoy Tyner And The Latin All-Stars

1. Festival In Bahia

2. Poinciana

3. Afro Blue

4. A Song For Love

5. La Habana Sol

6. We Are Our Father's Sons

7. Blue Bossa

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Track List: Infinity

1. Flying High

2. I Mean You

3. Where Is Love

4. Changes

5. Blues Stride

6. Happy Days

7. Impressions (Infinity)

8. Mellow Minor

9. Good Morning, Heartache

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Track List: New York Reunion

1. Recorda Me

2. Miss Bea

3. What Is This Thing Called Love

4. My Romance

5. Ask Me Now

6. Beautiful Love

7. A Quick Sketch

8. Home

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Track List: Live At Sweet Basil

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Track List: Passion Dance

1. Moment's Notice (live)

2. Passion Dance (live solo 1978)

3. Search For Peace (live)

4. The Promise

5. Song Of The New World

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Track List: Trident

1. Celestial Chant

2. Once I Loved

3. Elvin (Sir) Jones

4. Land Of The Lonely

5. Impressions

6. Ruby, My Dear

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Track List: Sama Layuca

1. Sama Layuca

2. Above The Rainbow

3. La Cubana

4. Desert Cry

5. Paradox

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Track List: Enlightenment

1. Presenting The McCoy Tyner Quartet

2. Enlightenment Suite, Part 1: Genesis

3. Enlightenment Suite, Part 2: The Offering (live)

4. Enlightenment Suite, Part 3: Inner Glimpse (live)

5. Presence (live)

6. Nebula (live)

7. Walk Spirit, Talk Spirit

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Track List: Sahara

1. Ebony Queen

2. A Prayer For My Family

3. Valley Of Life

4. Rebirth

5. Sahara

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Track List: Song For My Lady

1. Native Song

2. The Night Has A Thousand Eyes

3. Song For My Lady

4. A Silent Tear

5. Essence

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Track List: Extensions

1. Message From The Nile

2. The Wanderer

3. Survival Blues

4. His Blessings

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Track List: Time For Tyner

1. African Village

2. Little Madimba

3. May Street

4. I Didn't Know What Time It Was

5. The Surrey With The Fringe On Top

6. I've Grown Accustomed To Your Face

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Track List: Tender Moments

1. Mode To John

2. Man From Tanganyika

3. The High Priest

4. Utopia

5. All My Yesterdays

6. Lee Plus Three

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Track List: The Real McCoy

1. Passion Dance

2. Contemplation

3. Four By Five

4. Search For Peace

5. Blues On The Corner

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Track List: McCoy Tyner Plays Ellington

1. Duke's Place

2. Caravan

3. Solitude

4. Searchin'

5. Mr. Gentle And Mr. Cool

6. Satin Doll

7. Gypsy Without A Song

8. It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)

9. I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good

10. Gypsy Without A Song (Alternate Take)

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Track List: Reaching Fourth

1. Reaching Fourth

2. Goodbye

3. Theme For Ernie

4. Blues Back

5. Old Devil Moon

6. Have You Met Miss Jones

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Track List: Live At Newport

1. Newport Romp (Live)

2. My Funny Valentine (Live)

3. All Of You (Live)

4. Monk's Blues (Live)

5. Woody 'N You (Live)

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Track List: Inception

1. Inception

2. There Is No Greater Love

3. Blues For Gwen

4. Sunset

5. Effendi

6. Speak Low

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Track List: McCoy Tyner Quartet (Live)

1. Walk Spirit, Talk Spirit (Live)

2. Mellow Minor (Live)

3. Sama Layuca (Live)

4. Passion Dance (Live)

5. Search For Peace (Live)

6. Blues On The Corner (Live)

7. For All We Know (Live)

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Track List: Soliloquy

1. Crescent

2. Espanola

3. All The Things You Are

4. Twilight Mist

5. Willow Weep For Me

6. Lonnie's Lament

7. Tivoli

8. Tribute To Lady Day

9. I Should Care

10. Three Flowers

11. Bouncin' With Bud

12. After The Rain

13. Effendi

14. Crescent (Alt. Take)

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Track List: Today And Tomorrow

1. Contemporary Focus

2. A Night In Tunisia

3. T 'N' A Blues

4. Autumn Leaves

5. Three Flowers

6. When Sunny Gets Blue

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I love McCoy so much!
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Solid!
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A solid pianist who knows his way around the piano, and blesses with great musicianship !
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Absolutely "=+++
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jcristia6
Unbelievably smooth and great piano playing...th e best!
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A classic one of the best ever to play jazz piano!
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Tyner...a monster, a legend!
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One of the best jazz players ever
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A Treasure
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nylesfrench7
COOL FRENCHY

McCoy Tyner is GREAT everyone knows him with Trane. Bad in jis own RIGHT
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If there is such a label as the best, it has to be McCoy Tyner's.
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You no that to. Well alright.
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The Keeper of the Flame.
The Standard against all others are measured.
The Master.
McCoy
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ken4781
chords like you've never heard before! Music for the soul.
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Do that thing, with the thing, about the thing.
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We have enjoyed the man and his music for decades. A consummate gentleman and a Gentleman.
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the greatest American jazz pianist...an d wonderful artist colleague to John Coltrane never disappoints. Amazing and eternal.. Chucho Valdez was very influenced by him and vice verse.
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McCoy Tyner is a true original!
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Wow, and WOW!
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The real McCoy bad bad man!!!!!
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One of the Greatest Jazz pianist to ever sit in front of a piano and play, a giant among those who play the music we call Jazz, an unbelievable talented and gifted piano player, the sheer volume of his music proves my point, A giant among men
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jazzdadman
There r no words for this gentleman and what he brings to the table when he sits @the piano...He is indeed TOP SHELF. You can't help but be captured from the very first listen... For me it is confirmed that there is a musical higher power and Mr Tyner has indeed been touched by said higher musical power...
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I got to see Tyner in SF a few years ago playing with the wonderful dancer Savion Glover-such a groove they got on.
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Back in the '72 in my NYC days a young drummer working then with Jackie & Roy took me to a Tyner concert down in the West Village! He was working with a great percussionis t & what a revelation! That evening remains a great memory!
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Wow! Awesome!!!
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My favorite things by Coltrane is great, but it is McCoy Tyner's work on the song that makes it a classic. One of the best piano solos anywhere.
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LAND OF THE LONELY, is McCoy playing a harpsichord ? X
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absolutely hands down the greatest living jazz pianist, whose unique voicings also influenced Coltrane, though people don't talk about that...a true pioneer, and strangely, not as famous in the general population as he should be--but I guess Bach wasn't in his lifetime either...on the same level..
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absolutely the greatest living jazz pianist, hands down, and strangely underrated.. .
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Billy holiday
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1 OF THE BEST
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Gumchewerhot l i n e I loved Milestone Jazz Stars. McCoys left hand defines classic jazz for me
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long time....Looo o o o o n g Time..
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One of the greats.. Damn sure sound like it... ;-)
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dont read this because it actually works. u will be kissed by the love of your life on the nearest friday. tommorrow will be the best day of your life. but if you do not post this in two day you will die. now u have started dont stop. put this on atleast 5 songs in 143 minutes and when done press f6 and ur lovers name will appear on the screen
dont read this because it actually works. u will be kissed by the love of your life on the nearest friday. tommorrow will be the best day of your life.
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You can always tell good jazz. It sparkles. This sparkles.
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Have been fortunate to see McCoy Tyner several times most recently about 5 years ago in Detroit. There are not enough words to describe the legend that he is, I hope he is around for a long time to come. Along with Sonny Rollins and Wayne Shorter he is one of the lasts links to a great bygone era of the music we love!!!!!
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Saw McCoy as part of the Milestone Allstars tour back in the late 70's. Him, Ron Carter, Sonny Rollins and Tony Williams. I still remember it.
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Always great.
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clarence_shi e l d s
Went to see McCoy Tyner and Betty Carter at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco the mid 1980's....Fa n t a s t i c show. He had Paulino deCosta on percussion while performing his Festival in Bahia and Betty Carter was amazing as always. One of my most memorable concerts.
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I heard McCoy play at the Blue Note with Ravi Coltrane in August 2011. It gave me chills to see those two together. I just stumbled in there at the last minute, not knowing who was going to be playing, got the last seat in the house and... amazing.
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I think that's Joe Henderson on tenor on New York Reunion.
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I saw Mccoy 20 years ago in Boston. He is an amazing pianist. Arguably the greatest living jazz pianist..
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mystical,tan t a l i z i n g sound.
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This cat is smooth...... . . .
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I saw him in 80's at the Village Gate in NYC. Simply amazing! My favorite piano player! His left hand is so active, even when he is soloing with his right at unbelievable speed and fluidity, you would think it has to be more than one piano player, or that it is overdubbed. Nope, he's that good!
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I first saw him in l964 in a basement bar in D.C. My friend and I were the only ones there but I knew then he was great and will always be.
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When you see him live he doesn't make music, he creates magic.
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he stilll sounds as strong as he did when i first heard him in the sixties on kulu se mama. they all scared critics when the young lions roared....ch a n g o
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