14 Mar 2020

McCoy Tyner

From Inside Out, 5:00 pm on 14 March 2020
McCoy Tyner

McCoy Tyner Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images


Nick looks at the legacy of McCoy Tyner, who played piano in John Coltrane's legendary quartet, and who also forged a significant solo career. 

Coltrane said of McCoy's playing, "McCoy Tyner holds down the harmonies, and that allows me to forget them. He’s sort of the one who gives me wings and lets me take off from the ground from time to time.” Tyner's unique style, based on the interval of a fourth, was ambiguous enough to allow Coltrane to head in whatever direction he wanted. His rhythmic drive locked in with Elvin Jones and Jimmy Garrison to give Coltrane the kind of momentum he required to create a new sound on tunes like 'My Favourite Things' and 'A Love Supreme'. 

But McCoy was a leader in his own right, and in this hour Nick plays tracks from Tyner's debut album Inception and the classic The Real McCoy.


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# Artist: Song: Composer: Album Label: Duration:
1 McCoy Tyner Blues for Gwen Tyner Inception Impulse! 04:27
2 John Coltrane Quartet My Favourite Things Rodgers / Hammerstein My Favourite Things Atlantic 13:41
3 John Coltrane Quartet A Love Supreme Pt 1: Acknowledgement Coltrane A Love Supreme Impulse! 07:42
4 McCoy Tyner Blues on the Corner Tyner The Real McCoy Blue Note 06:00
5 McCoy Tyner Search for Peace Tyner The Real McCoy Blue Note 06:32
6 McCoy Tyner Contemplation Tyner The Real McCoy Blue Note 09:12


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