McCoy Tyner (Piano)
Born: 11th December 1938, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 6th March 2020, New Jersey, USA
Alfred McCoy Tyner was an American jazz pianist and composer known for his work with the John Coltrane Quartet and a long solo career. He was an NEA Jazz Master and a five-time Grammy winner. Not a player of electric keyboards and synthesizers, he was committed to acoustic instrumentation. Tyner, who was widely imitated, is one of the most recognizable and most influential pianists in jazz history.
Further Reading: McCoy Tyner
It was a sad coincidence to hear of McCoy Tyner's passing shortly after posting this Classic Album Review of The Real McCoy. Thankfully Tyner's wonderful 60-year contribution to music lives on.