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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.
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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.

RIP

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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