McCoy Tyner

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McCoy Tyner, who died on Friday at 81, has been a steadfast presence on the air at WBGO since our inception.

His album Horizon was made in 1979, the year WBGO was founded, and it quickly joined the ranks of McCoy Tyner recordings in our library. And of course, he’s featured on myriad albums by his peers, from John Coltrane to Freddie Hubbard to Newark’s own Wayne Shorter.

Updated on Saturday, March 7 at 11:45 a.m. ET

McCoy Tyner, a pianist whose deep resonance, hammering attack and sublime harmonic invention made him a game-changing catalyst in jazz and beyond, died Friday, March 6, at his home in New Jersey. His death was confirmed by his manager. No cause of death was given. He was 81.

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You’ve surely seen reports about the newly discovered studio session by the John Coltrane Quartet, recorded on March 6, 1963.

JALC Inducts Three Jazz Greats to HOF

Jul 18, 2017

  Jazz at Lincoln Center will honor three greats this week as part of the Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame Festival.   

McCoy Tyner, the late Don Redman, and Tito Peunte are the latest inductees to the Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame.  Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola is hosting three nights of curated sets starting tonight.  Seton Hawkins oversees the Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame.