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McCoy Tyner

It is not an overstatement to say that modern jazz has been shaped by the music of McCoy Tyner. His blues- based piano style, replete with sophisticated chords and an explosively percussive left hand has transcended conventional styles to become one of the most identifiable sounds in improvised music. His harmonic contributions and dramatic rhythmic devices form the vocabulary of a majority of jazz pianists.

Born in 1938 in Philadelphia, he became a part of the fertile jazz and R&B scene of the early ‘50s. His parents imbued him with a love for music from an early age. His mother encouraged him to explore his musical interests through formal training.

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Albums

Inception
Inception
Impulse!
2012
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McCoy Tyner: Extensions
McCoy Tyner:...
Blue Note Records
2011
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Fly With The Wind
Fly With The Wind
Concord Music Group
2009
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Guitars
Guitars
Half Note Records
2008
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Fly With The Wind
Fly With The Wind
Concord Music Group
2008
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McCoy Tyner: Guitars
McCoy Tyner: Guitars
Half Note Records
2008
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