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.
|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|