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The world just learned of the passing of the legend McCoy Tyner, who changed the course of jazz piano.  He’s most well known for his work in John Coltrane’s classic quartet, where his propulsive, hypnotic rhythms, melodicism, and harmonic sophistication was a vital part of the groundwork which allowed the entire group to leave the stratosphere night after night. to McCoy has an amazing body of work beyond that, I’d recommend album Sama Layuca for a start. 

Here’s my 2011 interview that we conducted in the kitchen of the Blue Note.

Published by David Ellenbogen

I am a musician, producer, educator and NYC radio host.