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.
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.
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’ […]
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 devotion was […]
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
Welcome to the new official McCoy Tyner website. Stay tuned for plenty of updates and info!!
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.
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.