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Adam Schulman
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Posted: 08 March 2020 at 4:08pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

He was one of the most brilliant pianists of our time. I had the pleasure to see him playing in a jazz trio in the 1990s. He was astounding. 

If in fact there is a Heaven I'm sure he's rejoined John Coltrane and Elvin Jones and they're making transcendent music together. 

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Michael Penn
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Posted: 08 March 2020 at 4:39pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

I heartily concur. If one ever desires to hear the other
side of McCoy Tyner, the traditionalist melodic genius,
please seek out NIGHTS OF BALLADS & BLUES.
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Rick Senger
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Posted: 03 April 2020 at 10:19am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Don't know how I missed this. McCoy is my all-time favorite "jazz" pianist. Quotes because while he did dozens of truly definitive bop LPs, his incredibly adventurous, ambitious Post-Coltrane efforts from the mid-late 60s on combined many different elements of fusion, rock, pop, soul, etc. He was that unique traditionalist who also went his own way and created his own style for 50 years and the breadth of his catalogue is astonishing. I'm rocking out to the muscular, almost symphonic "Songs of the New World" as I write this... huge melodic note clusters just flying off that ridiculous right hand... RIP to the best of the best.
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