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McCoy Tyner passes

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by maxvintage, Mar 6, 2020.

  1. maxvintage

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    Wonderful player, died today at 81

    I have always loved this solo so much--patient, meditative, deceptively simple

     
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    ... man.

    Rest in peace, McCoy. Heaven has a better band tonight.
     
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    Ah... deflating news. Another giant passes. What a phenomenal musician.
     
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    My tribe doesn't say "RIP" so it's farwell, McCoy, from me.
     
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    My favorite all time musician bar none. RIP.
     
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    So sad.
    He played on one of my favorite John Coltrane albums, the sublime Ballads.
     
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    Thanks for bringing a ton of beauty into the world Mr Tyner. So long.
     
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    Requiescat in pace, sir. What a wonderful, idiosyncratic, and glorious sound.
     
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    Two favorites outside of Trane , both well worth hearing.

    Feel lucky that I saw him at a hotel roof gig with his big band 35 years ago.


     
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    Here’s a interesting CD/DVD I bought 10 years ago. Best rhythm section in the world IMO! The DVD is 3 hrs of them practicing and the camera work is incredible. 78AD618A-24A5-449D-871C-38297C97B565.jpeg
     
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    RIP
     
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    My favorite jazz musician name ( just sounds coo!l) is McCoy Tyner
    RIP to an amazing, creative pianist

    ( * I'm a late-comer to listening to Jazz, around 2003 or so, maybe at 40.
    After getting Kind of Blue, Time Out, and watching Ken Burns 'Jazz', I went crazy listening to John Coltrane, Miles, Cannonball Adderley etc. for years )
     
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    Simply a giant. Huge loss to the music world. He leaves a wonderful catalog with us. Travel well and thanks for all.:cry:
     
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    Michael Brecker, an incredible tenor player, regularly performed with the McCoy Tyner trio, tragically passed too soon at age 57 some years ago. I just want to believe they're both warming up to play a set right now. Bless you both.

     
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    Goodbye to a true great, an innovator and a master. My Favorite Things sounds as fresh to me as when I first heard it in the ‘60s. The beautiful soaring piano and the melodic block chords. I saw him a couple of times at the SF Keystone jazz club.

    He had a long and fruitful career.

    Fly With The Wind.

     
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    One of the last jazz greats of the old school.

    R.I.P.
     
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    A sad day for Jazz.
     
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    Damn! So sorry to hear this. Incredible player. With his passing, all of Coltrane's great later-period Impulse label group (and my favorite) are gone, JC, Elvin Jones, Jimmy Garrison and now McCoy.

    I saw McCoy once, and will try to keep the story short but it was a major event for me. A buddy was in pharmacy school in Boston later 70's and I was down for the weekend. We loaded up backpacks with gin and tonics fixings and cups, and went out roaming around the city for the afternoon. Walking by Symphony Hall, we saw a poster that at that very moment Sonny Rollins, Ron Carter and McCoy were inside playing an afternoon show as 'The Milestone All-Stars'. I'm like, WHAAAT?! We walked into the lobby and an usher was immediately indicating to be quiet and that he couldn't let us in and we had to leave. We begged him, still a no-go, and then produced a couple of $20's, he hesitated and sighed, and then said ok just be real quiet, and seated us in seats in the last row, but the show was in-the-round so the seats were great. We settled back, poured a couple more G&Ts, looked at each other with giant smiles, and heard an amazing show by these legends. It was an incredible stroke of luck to just come upon and walk into something of that magnitude! I did see Ron Carter again at Newport last summer, but otherwise never saw McCoy or Sonny before or since that day.

    Cueing up some McCoy tonite and hoisting a bourbon in his honor (no G&T fixins' on hand ha!)
     
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    My daughter, 15, came home from ballet and I mentioned one of my favorite musicians had died. I put on "My favorite things" and she recognized it right away. Played Tyner's solo and she was grooving and he said "this is musically so much cooler" than the original. The spirit lives!
     
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