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McCoy Tyner Biography – McCoy Tyner Wiki

Alfred McCoy Tyner was a jazz pianist. He was best known for his work with the John Coltrane Quartet. He e began playing piano at age 13, entertaining the clients at his mother’s hair salon. In 1960, at age 22, he joined the Jazztet, a sextet led by trumpeter Art Farmer and tenor saxophonist Benny Golson. Six months later he had joined the John Coltrane Quartet alongside Coltrane, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones. During Tyner’s tenure with Coltrane, the group progressed from modal jazz to increasingly avant-garde free jazz explorations.

As Coltrane gravitated toward atonal experiments, Tyner left to focus on his own band, which he had maintained throughout his stint with Coltrane. He spent the late ’60s recording post-bop albums for Blue Note and working as a sideman for acts including Ike and Tina Turner. He went on to release a wealth of albums for a wide range of labels throughout the ensuing decades, becoming a star in his own right during the 1970s. That era, during which he recorded for the Milestone label, also saw him branch out beyond piano, experimenting with the koto on 1972’s Sahara and the celeste and harpsicord on 1975’s Trident, according to Stereogum.

McCoy Tyner Age

McCoy Tyner was born on December 11, 1938, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. He died on March 6, 2020, in New Jersey, at the age of 81.

McCoy Tyner Wife

Tyner was married to his wife, Aisha Tyner. The marriage ended in the 1980s.

McCoy Tyner Children

McCoy Tyner had 3 children during his marriage to Aisha Tyner.

McCoy Tyner Death

McCoy Tyner died on March 6, 2020, in New Jersey, aged 81. His nephew Colby “Colb” Tyner, a podcast host and VP of programming for Radio One, announced his death on Twitter and Instagram. He wrote on Twitter, “Sad to announce the passing of my uncle McCoy Tyner. One of the best jazz pianist ever, a Philly legend #ripmccoytyner.”

In an Instagram post, Colby wrote, “The world lost a musical treasure today. Sad to announce the death of my Uncle McCoy Tyner. Grew up in West Philadelphia started playing the piano at 13 in the back of my grandmother’s hair shop playing for the ladies getting their hair done. At 22 he joined the Jazzlet which featured Benny Golson then a few months later he joined the great John Coltrane’s quartet. After that he would set out on his own releasing over 70 plus albums from the 60’s thru the 2000’s. Toured the world multiple times. Nominated for 12 Grammys won 5. We shared the same birthday. One of the worlds greatest jazz pianists. Rest in paradise Unc… #ripmccoytyner.”

McCoy Tyner’s family also shared a statement to his own social accounts. The statement said, “It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of jazz legend, Alfred “McCoy” Tyner. McCoy was an inspired musician who dedicated his life to his art, his family and his spirituality. McCoy Tyner’s music and legacy will continue to inspire fans and future talent for generations to come. The Tyner family is grateful for your thoughts and prayers during this time, and respectfully requests that any inquiries be directed to info@algbrands.com.”

McCoy Tyner Cause of Death

McCoy Tyner’s cause of death was not disclosed.

McCoy Tyner Net Worth

Information about McCoy Tyner’s net worth is being updated.

McCoy Tyner Obituary

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