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Alfred McCoy Tyner (born 11 December 1938) is a jazz pianist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, known for his work with the John Coltrane Quartet and a long solo career.
Tyner was born in Philadelphia as the oldest of three children. He was encouraged to study piano by his mother. He finally began studying the piano at age 13 and within two years, music had become the focal point in his life. His early influences included Bud Powell, a Philadelphia neighbor. Read more on Last.fm
1992 In New York (feat. McCoy Tyner, Avery Sharp & Art Taylor)
1991 Fly With the Wind (Remastered)
1991 Double Exposure
1990 The Quartets (Digital Only)
1990 One On One
1982 13th House
1979 Passion Dance (Live) [Remastered]
1978 Passion Dance
1978 The Greeting (Live)
1977 Inner Voices
1976 Focal Point (Remastered)
1974 Sama Layuca
1973 Song of the New World
1973 Song for My Lady
1972 Echoes of a Friend
1964 Today and Tomorrow
1964 McCoy Tyner Plays Ellington
May 23, 2019
Did you know? In 2005, McCoy Tyner and Hank Jones received Honorary Doctorates from Berklee College of Music!
May 22, 2019
The young master on stage in Copenhagen, 1962.
Photo by Jan Persson
May 21, 2019
Stream ‘There Is No Greater Love’ from the album Inception, now on Spotify.
May 20, 2019
“When I look back at my musical history, I’m thankful for the opportunities I’ve had, and to have risen to the occasion. I like simplicity and balance, and I’m dedicated to music, but it doesn’t consume my every minute. I don’t need to be put on a pedestal to feel good. But I don’t downplay my contribution or creativity. I’m confident, but I don’t allow myself to feel I’m in command of everything. Confidence is a tool to get where you want to go. I feel I did the best I could. And I thought it was pretty good.” -McCoy Tyner
Photo by John Sievert
May 17, 2019
Ease into the weekend with this version of ‘My Favorite Things’ live in Japan.
May 16, 2019
Throwback Thursday: The master leads his septet during a performance at the Blue Note nightclub in NYC, 2006.
Photo by Hiroyuki Ito
May 15, 2019
Tender Moments is our featured album this week. What’s your favorite track and why?
May 14, 2019
“I don’t want to sound overly poetic, but you do feel cleansed when you’re done playing. I pay homage to the Creator for what he has given me and all of us. But I’m not preaching. If people hear things in my music and identify with them, that’s good! The music speaks for itself.” - McCoy Tyner
May 13, 2019
Caption this photo of McCoy and Ron Carter!
May 10, 2019
Flashback Friday: George Benson and the McCoy Tyner Trio perform ‘Monk’s Dream’ live in 1989 with the Munich Philharmonic.
May 09, 2019
Did you know? In 1989, McCoy was nominated in the category of “Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Big Band’ for his album Uptown/Downtown. Here’s the Grammy nomination certificate from his personal archive.
May 08, 2019
The master on stage during Berkeley Jazz Festival in Berkeley, CA - May, 1980.
Photo by Ed Perlstein
May 07, 2019
Stream ‘Beyond The Sun’ from the album Fly With The Wind, now on Spotify.
May 06, 2019
“It was a spiritual experience every night. We were giving everything we had, and you never knew what would happen. There was no time for ego.” - McCoy Tyner on performing with the John Coltrane Quartet
May 03, 2019
Ease into the weekend with this version of ‘How Deep Is the Ocean’ live in Japan.
May 02, 2019
Throwback Thursday: The master on stage during the Newport Jazz Festival held at Carnegie Hall - New York City, 1976.
Photo by David Redfern
May 01, 2019
Caption this photo!
Apr 30, 2019
“When I look back at my musical history, I’m thankful for the opportunities I’ve had, and to have risen to the occasion. I like simplicity and balance, and I’m dedicated to music, but it doesn’t consume my every minute. I don’t need to be put on a pedestal to feel good. But I don’t downplay my contribution or creativity. I’m confident, but I don’t allow myself to feel I’m in command of everything. Confidence is a tool to get where you want to go. I feel I did the best I could. And I thought it was pretty good.” - McCoy Tyner
Photo by Gilles Petard
Apr 29, 2019
Today in Tyner History: McCoy joined Wayne Shorter for the ‘Night Dreamer’ recording sessions at Van Gelder Studio in 1964.
Photo by Francis Wolff
Apr 26, 2019
Flashback Friday: George Benson and the McCoy Tyner Quartet perform The Beatles ‘Here, There and Everywhere’ live with the Munich Philharmonic, 1989.
Apr 25, 2019
Did you know? In 1979, McCoy was presented with a certificate of appreciation in recognition of his contribution to the programs and objectives of the Smithsonian Institution. Here’s the award from McCoy’s personal archive.
Apr 25, 2019
On April 24th, 1966 McCoy and other top names of the Jazz world performed at St. Gregory’s School Hall in Brooklyn, NY. Here’s an original poster for the performance featuring “McCoy Turner.”
Apr 23, 2019
Listen to ‘Satin Doll’ from the album Nights of Ballads & Blues, now on Spotify.
Apr 22, 2019
“It’s about the respect you command without being demanding. There has to be something in the person that commands respect. He has to understand you enough that you feel comfortable in his presence, but at the same time gives you the props you deserve—if you justly deserve them.” - McCoy Tyner
Photo by Peter Van Breukelen
Apr 19, 2019
Ease into the weekend with this incredible live version of ‘Aisha.’