Personalities | McCoy Tyner | Sixties | Jazz & Blues

(Piano, b. 1938)

McCoy Tyner will forever be remembered for his role in John Coltrane’s great 1960s quartet. Born in Philadelphia and a member of jazz groups including the Jazztet, Tyner proved to be perfectly compatible with Coltrane until the saxophonist moved into free jazz, at which point the pianist left the band. Tyner worked as a sideman and leader for Blue Note during the rest of the decade, and gained further recognition after signing with Milestone Records. He has continued to lead his own sessions, ranging from solos, trios and larger combos to big bands.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz & Blues, founding editor Howard Mandel


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