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The Artistry of ... McCoy Tyner

Friday, 09 September 2016 13:02

Certain groups’ names say it all and membership in those groups solidifies iconic placement in history. The Stones, The Beatles, The Jacksons, The Who, Temptations, Supremes… You could go on.

Iconic jazz super groups not only also say it all but set a defining tone too. The Jazz Messengers did that and The Classic Quartet. The players: John Coltrane, McCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones and Jimmy Garrison. The rhythm section was embraced by the piano playing of Philadelphia native McCoy Tyner. Sophisticated chords paint lavish and colorful harmonies in his arrangements and this experience for the ears defines the artistry.

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