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McCoy Tyner
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McCoy Tyner

McCoy Tyner is a jazz pianist (born December 11, 1938 in Philadelphia).

Tyner is best known as the pianist for the John Coltrane Quartet, which also consisted, along with Coltrane, of Jimmy Garrison (bass) and Elvin Jones (drums). The quartet toured almost non-stop between 1961 and 1965 and recorded a number of classic records for the Impulse label.

Tyner has recorded a number of highly influential albums in his own right, including his best-known and most celebrated work, consisting of several hard bop albums released on the Blue Note label, in the 1967-1970 time frame (The Real McCoy, 1967; Tender Moments, 1967; Expansions, 1968; Extensions, 1970). Often cited as a major influence on younger jazz musicians, Tyner still records and tours regularly and has played since the 1980s with a trio that includes Avery Sharpe (bass) and Aaron Scott (drums).

Tyner has been a Sunni Muslim since the age of 18. His Muslim name is Sulaimon Saud.