This roundtable discussion on Huffington Post Live features Cornel West and others associated with the man or studies of his work. Informative, opinionated talk on the man, the work, and the group, including McCoy Tyner. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/09/john-coltrane-a-love-supreme-cornel-west_n_6296074.html
In the spring of 1965, the streets of Haight-Ashbury resounded with music that spoke to the momentous changes afoot in American culture. As Phil Lesh, the bassist in an acid-rock band soon to be rechristened the Grateful Dead, recalled to writer Ashley Kahn, “You’d be walking, and somebody’d be playing ‘Bringing It All Back Home’ […]
In recognition of this historic recording and a milestone in the work of McCoy Tyner, we will post any stories we come across that tells the story behind the John Coltrane Quartet’s “A Love Supreme”. http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/fiftieth-anniversary-recording-love-supreme
John Coltrane recorded A Love Supreme 50 years ago today, December 9, 1964, with Elvin Jones, McCoy Tyner, and Jimmy Garrison. The album, a four-part suite widely considered to be one of the greatest in jazz history, was released in 1965. As NPR notes, Coltrane presented this record as “a spiritual declaration that his musical […]
McCoy and his trio will be performing at the SFJAZZ Center 2nd Anniversary Celebration on January 18, 2015. Special gusts will be Kenny Barron and Geri Allen. For more information and to purchase tickets click here
John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme” is a prayer—a pan-religious offering to God sent by a man who has been through the ringer of drug abuse, infidelity, and fame, a man who would die only three years later of liver cancer at the age of 40. The album hovers with Miles Davis’s “Kind of Blue” in […]
JAZZ musicians, through several sources and influences, the most obvious being through personal visits to Africa, have successfully imbibed the universality of Black Music. Click here to read the article.
Steinway & Sons and their premier south Louisiana dealer, Hall Piano Company, are bringing the Living Legends Tour to the New Orleans and Jefferson Parish Public Libraries on Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 6:30PM. These pianos have felt the touch of some of the world’s greatest living legends, including Billy Joel, Bruce Hornsby, Allen Toussaint, […]
McCoy and his family offer condolences to the family of John Blake, Jr. John passed away on August 15th from complications related to multiple myeloma. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
Concert Review: McCoy Tyner Quartet featuring Gary Bartz By Bill Beuttler, JazzTimes McCoy Tyner brought his quartet featuring Gary Bartz on alto and soprano saxophones to the Regattabar in Cambridge, Mass., for two nights last weekend, the makeup dates necessitated by a February blizzard. Tyner and Bartz have a connection stretching back at least 45 […]