A memorial was help for the great Bruce Lundvall on October 3rd at St. Peter’s Church in Manhattan. McCoy was among the many guests who attended, and had a few words prepared to say, but time did not allow it. Here is what McCoy prepared: I will always remember Bruce fondly. From our time together at […]
Fans of McCoy Tyner’s music should know that he is beginning to work on some upcoming tracks for a possible album release sometime next year. Things are in the preliminary stage, and you can get updates on the progress of this project here on the website.
McCoy will be performing at an upcoming show in Chicago at the “Chicago Symphony Orchestra” Venue on December 4th. Special guests include Geri Allen, Danilo Perez, and the McCoy Tyner Trio. Details and ticket purchases can be found here: http://cso.org/ticketsandevents/production-details/scp-jazz/mccoy-tyner/?perfNo=7451
Bob Weir’s interview with Dan Rather on AXSTV features Weir talking about his style of rhythm guitar and how he fit with Jerry Garcia in the Grateful Dead. Of note in the brief clip is Bob Weir citing piano players as a frame of reference for his playing style, specifically how McCoy Tyner played with […]
This profile of McCoy comes from National Public Radio’s Jazz profiles archive, and features audio interviews with McCoy, his contemporaries, and those who cite him as an influence. This page includes links to more information on McCoy and other NPR jazz resources. http://www.npr.org/programs/jazzprofiles/archive/tyner_mccoy.html
McCoy and his family offer condolences to the family of Blue Note Records Executive, Bruce Lundvall. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Kay; three sons: Tor, Kurt and his wife Blythe, and Eric and his wife Johanna; as well as two grandchildren: Rayna and Kerstin. In lieu of flowers, the family requests […]
Lucille may have brought B. B. King to fame, but he warmed our hearts and gave us incredible music. Rest in Peace my friend. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the King family.
Center field became center stage Sunday, as the Durham Bulls Athletic Park was transformed into the setting for Duke University’s 163rd Commencement. Click here to read the article.
During his recent trip to Philadelphia, McCoy and his son Nurudeen stopped at WRTI, along with the city’s Chief Cultural Officer Helen Haynes. WRTI’s Meridee Duddleston had a chance to speak with them. Click here to take a listen.
Jazz Appreciation Month, a national observance, has special resonance for Philadelphia, where more than 40 jazz-related events are planned for April. To kick it off, the Philly JAM honored Philadelphia-born McCoy Tyner. To read the article-click here.