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McCoy Tyner

McCoy Tyner (Piano)

Born: 11th December 1938, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Died: 6th March 2020, New Jersey, USA

Nationality: American

Alfred McCoy Tyner was an American jazz pianist and composer known for his work with the John Coltrane Quartet (from 1960 to 1965) and his long solo career afterwards. He was an NEA Jazz Master and five-time Grammy award winner. Unlike many of the jazz keyboardists of his generation, Tyner very rarely incorporated electric keyboards or synthesizers into his work.

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Classic Recordings, McCoy Tyner - The Real McCoy

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.

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