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RIP McCoy Tyner
Old 4 weeks ago
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RIP McCoy Tyner

Another great gone.
Old 4 weeks ago
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For sure, for sure.

If I have to name (5) musicians that influenced me, my playing, how I listen - McCoy would be one. I do remember in the early 80's seeing him play in a small club and feeling I was in the presence of someone special. Coltrane's piano player from the "Classic Quartet".
With the Coltrane quartet, he carved a pathing the musical woods where there was nothing like that before. So many "modern" jazz pianists will continue to be in his debt.

RIP, indeed we lost another great one.
Old 4 weeks ago
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The first time a recording of a pianist ever really blew my mind open was when I listened to "My Favorite Things" in my buddy's car on a lunch break in high school. I didn't know it was possible to play piano like that while improvising. My trajectory as a jazz nerd was decided then and there. I got to see McCoy perform live three times over the next ten years or so and it was always supremely inspiring.

Eternal love and gratitude, Mr. Tyner.
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Loved McCoy Tyner, have a bunch of his 1970s era LPs and had the fortune to see him as the band leader a couple times when I was in high school, most memorably at the Village Vanguard ca. 1975 or so.
Old 1 week ago
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A very influential jazz pianist leaving his art to the world, to our minds and souls.

Thanks a lot.


McCoy Tyner
Old 1 day ago
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May the drums in heaven shout down on us loud as a new thunder with your rhythm and syncopation to warn us of other threats. Always the be best!
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