JAZZ ON SUNDAY: McCOY TYNER - GERMANY 1974/TOKYO 1972 [R.I.P. 1938 - 2020]

March 8, 2020 – 5:43 am

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McCOY TYNER R.I.P. 1938 - 2020

McCoy Tyner, a cornerstone of John Coltrane’s groundbreaking 1960s quartet and one of the most influential pianists in jazz history, died on March 6, 2020 at his home in northern New Jersey. He was 81. His nephew Colby Tyner confirmed the death. No other details were provided.

Along with Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea and only a few others, Tyner was one of the main expressways of modern jazz piano. Nearly every jazz pianist since Tyner’s years with Coltrane has had to learn his lessons, whether they ultimately discarded them or not. Tyner’s manner was modest, but his sound was rich, percussive and serious, his lyrical improvisations centered by powerful left-hand chords marking the first beat of the bar and the tonal center of the music.

That sound helped create the atmosphere of Coltrane’s music and, to some extent, all jazz in the 1960s. (When you are thinking of Coltrane playing “My Favorite Things” or “A Love Supreme,” you may be thinking of the sound of Tyner almost as much as that of Coltrane’s saxophone.) To a great extent he was a grounding force for Coltrane. In a 1961 interview, about a year and a half after hiring Tyner, Coltrane said: “My current pianist, McCoy Tyner, holds down the harmonies, and that allows me to forget them. He’s sort of the one who gives me wings and lets me take off from the ground from time to time.”

Tyner moved to the Milestone label in 1972, an association that continued until 1981 and that brought him a higher profile and much more success. In those years he worked steadily with his own band, including at various times the saxophonists Azar Lawrence and Sonny Fortune and the drummers Alphonse Mouzon and Eric Gravatt.

His Milestone albums with his working group included “Enlightenment” (1973), recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival, which introduced one of his signature compositions, the majestic “Walk Spirit, Talk Spirit.” He also recorded for the label with strings, voices, a big band and guest sidemen including the drummers Elvin Jones, Tony Williams and Jack DeJohnette.

Tyner did not use electric piano or synthesizers, or play with rock and disco backbeats, as many of the best jazz musicians did at the time; owning one of the strongest and most recognizable keyboard sounds in jazz, he was committed to acoustic instrumentation. His experiments outside the piano ran toward the koto, as heard on the 1972 album “Sahara,” and harpsichord and celeste, on “Trident” (1975).

He resisted analyzing or theorizing about his own work. He tended to talk more in terms of learning and life experience. “To me, living and music are all the same thing. And I keep finding out more about music as I learn more about myself, my environment, about all kinds of different things in life. I play what I live. Therefore, just as I can’t predict what kinds of experiences I’m going to have, I can’t predict the directions in which my music will go. I just want to write and play my instrument as I feel.” - nytimes.com

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McCOY TYNER GROUP
Donaueschingen 1974 [no label, 1CD]

Donaueschinger Musiktage, Donaueschingen, Germany; October 20, 1974. Very good satellite broadcast.

Thanks to Lewojazz; Bombdiggity and senormogul9 for sharing the show at Dime.

Backcover picture: Gisle Hannemyr/Wikimedia Commons - Thanks!

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2013-10-15 SWR2 NOWJazz Session Aus dem Archiv

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Track 01. Walk Spirit, Talk Spirit 17:41
Track 02. In A Sentimental Mood 6:26
Track 03. Love Bossa 26:39
Track 04. radio outro 0:21
52 mins

Lineup:
McCoy Tyner - piano on 1-3
Azar Lawrence - tenor sax on 1, soprano sax on 3
Juini (Joony) Booth - bass on 1 & 3
Wilbert B (Wilby) Fletcher -  drums on 1 & 3
Guilherme Franco - percussion on 1 & 3

BONUS:

  

McCOY TYNER QUARTET
Sahara Live - Tokyo 1972 [no label, 2CD]

Live in Tokyo, December 1972. Very good FM broacast.

It’s hard to imagine that times were so tough during the early ’70s that McCoy Tyner, one of the most influential pianists around, ended up driving a taxi. But he did manage to land a recording contract and released the highly regarded Sahara album in January 1972.

With the introduction of the Japanese koto, Tyner gave a different slant to the term jazz “fusion.” This is no namby pamby drive-time music that is nowadays associated with jazz fusion. This is balls-to-the-walls fiery playing that will leave you drained.

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (192 kbps).

Disc 1
Track 101. Intro 1:37
Track 102. Valley Of Life/Ebony Queen 30:56
Track 103. Rebirth 13:12
46 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Message From The Nile/Naima 23:19
Track 202. Sahara 24:03
48 mins

Lineup:
McCoy Tyner - piano, koto (on Valley Of Life)
Sonny Fortune - soprano sax, alto sax, flute
Alphonse Mouzon - drums, percussion
Calvin Hill - bass, percussion

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  1. 70 Responses to “JAZZ ON SUNDAY: McCOY TYNER - GERMANY 1974/TOKYO 1972 [R.I.P. 1938 - 2020]”

  2. thanks a great talent felt honored i got a chance to see him play live a few times

    By woodpeckerdeadwood on Mar 8, 2020

  3. Wonderful! Thank You for these additional Live McCoy Tyner recordings!

    By harmon on Mar 8, 2020

  4. who is this bozo

    By Smashmouth on Mar 8, 2020

  5. why do idiots so freely share what idiots they are?

    By dr.babyhead on Mar 8, 2020

  6. and thank you Very Much for this tribute to McCoy Tyner!

    By dr.babyhead on Mar 8, 2020

  7. Rumor has it McCoy had a Big Un

    By U L E on Mar 8, 2020

  8. Of course

    By U L E on Mar 8, 2020

  9. Yawn the same old tired boring schtick. Every post without let up. I didnt know there were so many idiots on the internet. it doesnt let up

    I made that comment a while ago and the trolls here keep repeating it . I stand by it though . These people are just brain dead lunatics here . No wonder most of the old regulars never comment anymore

    By Ron on Mar 8, 2020

  10. Thank you for these recordings of a great jazz master.

    By Frederick Miller on Mar 8, 2020

  11. Antichrist, Derrick, Jerry , Nelson etc , I read a very sobering article . In 1950 the Caucasian population in the United States was a whopping 90 percent. It has been steadily decreasing every decade by 2018 it was at 60 percent. Experts predict that whites will be in the minority in another 25 years . Black apes , Hispanics , Middle Easterns and Asians will be the majority as well as mixed race people . Sobering thought .

    By HHH on Mar 8, 2020

  12. Unfortunately the white race is doomed. Fortunately most of us won’t be around to see it .. Pity our children, grandchildren and future descendants many who unfortunately will probably be mixed as well.

    By HHH on Mar 8, 2020

  13. White births are are declining as many couples are career oriented, while, black apes , spicks, Arabs, and Asians breed like horny rabbits. Some poor young black ape females have 10 kids by age 30, usually by multiple fathers who themselves spread their seeds to multiple females , some are mudshark white skanks.

    By HHH on Mar 8, 2020

  14. The Arab world is bad as well Osama Bin Laden fathered 23 known children.

    By HHH on Mar 8, 2020

  15. Whites would have to start having around 20 kids to start catching up .

    By HHH on Mar 8, 2020

  16. I suck a lotta nigga bone. It’s tasty.

    By HHH on Mar 8, 2020

  17. @ HHH
    I don’t think that any white woman would really want YOU as father of her Child!!

    By dugfried on Mar 8, 2020

  18. I wouldn’t want kids to worry about it today’s world dude . Feel sorry for the parents who have to watch their daughters bring a tattooed ugly black woe to the house .

    By HHH on Mar 8, 2020

  19. Their future husband/ abuser

    By HHH on Mar 8, 2020

  20. Think the mudshark that tyreek hill beats the shit out of is white . She won’t leave though. She wants that $$$$$ that ape earns catching passes .

    By HHH on Mar 8, 2020

  21. I’m with ya triple h . Whites is doomed . The men in the white sheets ain’t coming back to keep order

    By Derrick on Mar 8, 2020

  22. Sucking the third nigga bone of the day. Damn they’re good!

    By HHH on Mar 9, 2020

  23. Thanks for sharing this great great artist

    By Triojazz on Mar 9, 2020

  24. Derrick, you know those “white sheets” have started call themselves ‘ANTIFA’. But still the same old racist Democrats.

    By otis t on Mar 9, 2020

  25. And thanks for the McCoy Tyner, he is great.

    By otis t on Mar 9, 2020

  26. You doin ok Anti ? You been quiet that last few days

    By Derrick on Mar 9, 2020

  27. I know that the coon lovers and Jew bastards here can be depressin . Don’t let the assholes bring ya down

    By Derrick on Mar 9, 2020

  28. I’m here just layin low. I saw the movie Once Upon In Hollywood, John Wick 3 and Flags of our Fathers. Hollywood was great man. I didn’t know the movie involved the Manson family. Tex Watson was one crazy bastard

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Mar 9, 2020

  29. Cant believe how the NY Yankees lie about their injured players. Luis Severino Aaron Judge,Gary Sanchez, Bettances. Judge was injured last sept. why is it now coming up. makes no sense. What you think about the Astros cheating. They will get booed at every stadium and opposing pitching will be doing some head hunting

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Mar 9, 2020

  30. anti - you may look like an idiot and talk like an idiot, but i don’t let that fool me. you really are an idiot.

    By Billy on Mar 9, 2020

  31. Fuck that Dic suckin jew bastard Billy Anti

    By Derrick on Mar 9, 2020

  32. Yeah I hate cheaters , but ask yourself. Is they the only ones that cheated or the only ones who got caught? Probably the second one

    By Derrick on Mar 9, 2020

  33. Just like all the fuckin steroid shit . Almost everyone was doin it but only some got caught

    By Derrick on Mar 9, 2020

  34. Mark McGuire should publicly apologize to the Maris family . Roger to me is still the regular season home run king

    By Derrick on Mar 9, 2020

  35. Hank Aaron is still the all time career home run king not Barry Bonds. Bonds was on the juice for half his fuckin career. His head got bigger and he looked like Arnold Swartsanager as he got older . Same with Canseco , Palmero all them guys was juiced up

    By Derrick on Mar 9, 2020

  36. lay low anti while your putrid heart muscle continues to deteriorate and you slowly and painfully make your way out of this world and into hell.

    By Billy on Mar 9, 2020

  37. Scumbag doesnt bother me Derrick. Im better then ever. Hillbilly is gloryhole cocsucin expert. Anyway

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Mar 9, 2020

  38. I agree Maris is the champ and Aaron is the all time leader with all the steroid use. I was watchin the astros today and the fans just kept on booing.

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Mar 9, 2020

  39. Cheating was always going on. They got caught like the red sox and the patriots. The yankees are always getting hurt. Last year sanchez judge and frazier are together. THey are all injury prone. Makes no sense keeping them. all eggshells

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Mar 9, 2020

  40. I have to agree with you, Derrick. Aaron is the real home run king, and I hope Bonds never gets in the HOF.

    By Mark on Mar 9, 2020

  41. anti - check this out: “The prognosis following heart bypass surgery is both good and has improved over the past three decades. In fact, the survival rate for bypass patients who make it through the first month after the operation is close to that of the population in general. But 8-10 years after a heart bypass operation, mortality increases by 60-80 per cent.” 8 to 10 years buddy! and keep eating hot dogs and shit and you’ll be gone in time. hahaha!

    By Billy on Mar 9, 2020

  42. Billy you is a motherfuckin, Dic suckin jew bastard who takes big coon elephant dics up the chocolate canal . You suc coon dics and your mama does too . You both will suc em till they turn blue and that’s hard to do

    By Derrick on Mar 9, 2020

  43. Im in your head Billy goat. The more you spew your vile hatred it gives me the strength to recover faster. I love that IM in your head. Tells me you have nothing going in your sad pathetic life except me. Keep up the good work. :-)

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Mar 9, 2020

  44. You dont even know me billygoat. The hatred you have in you to wish evil tells me you are so miserable and take delight in someones misery. WEll guess what loser. Im doing better than expected, full recovery in 1 week. With you spewing your evil Im recovering even faster. I love it loser. Your hate is only exceeded by your stupidity. dumb as soup.

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Mar 9, 2020

  45. my arteries are clear now like a newborn. UNlike yourself from eating all that fried white trash or nigger food you been eating. hope your clogged Maybe the coronavirus will kill you. Ill still send flowers. Thanks for helping me recover faster jerkoff

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Mar 9, 2020

  46. Everyone fantasizes about Uncle Milte’s Coc right anti ?

    By Scaromouch on Mar 9, 2020

  47. Uncle Milte was the biggest ( literally) man in showbiz . The man was undefeated in whip it out contests which took place mainly in men’s rooms and saunas . Frank Sinatra had him banned from participating as a special guest at the rat packs legendary sauna gang bangs in the early sixties. Frank had to be the biggest in the room.

    By Scaromouch on Mar 9, 2020

  48. Some of the females who participated were Marilyn Monroe , Lee Remick , Natalie Wood , Jayne Mansfield, Ursula Andress , Elke Sommer Bridget Bardot and of course Angie D voted by the pack as best in the sack.

    By Scaromouch on Mar 9, 2020

  49. Frank got pissed when the gals constantly cried out We want uncle Milte . That was it he had to go.

    By Scaromouch on Mar 9, 2020

  50. It was a mans world back then .

    By Scaromouch on Mar 9, 2020

  51. Did Sammy participate? He was black and it was the sixties.

    By T J on Mar 9, 2020

  52. Heard he was gay or bi .

    By T J on Mar 9, 2020

  53. “Unfortunately the white race is doomed. ”

    If the tired rantings of assholes like yourself, anti and Derrick are any indication, then yes, you are correct

    By Crawphish on Mar 9, 2020

  54. The white race is doomed cause of all the race mixin . Mainly Coon dudes fuckin white sluts makin hi yellers . That shit needs to stop.

    By Derrick on Mar 9, 2020

  55. The men in the white sheets would have put a stop to that shit with tar and feather baths and a rope to a high tree limb , but you can’t do that shit no more so we is doomed

    By Derrick on Mar 9, 2020

  56. Derrick, I’ll say it again , July 2 1964 , the day that changed America forever. Lyndon Baines Johnson that racist southern redneck signed the Civil rights act to secure black ape votes for the November election vs Goldwater. That set the tone for the downward spiral that has taken us to where we are today .

    By HHH on Mar 9, 2020

  57. I’ve said it previously. In 1950 Caucasians were at 90 percent in America . Now it’s between 50 and 60 percent. We’ll be in the minority in another 25 years. Sobering thought.

    By HHH on Mar 9, 2020

  58. I’m happy for anyone who heard Tyner live, as I did many times. “Honored” means things like “regarded with great respect” and “singled out for praise,” however. “I was honored to be at this concert” is a popular phrase nowadays, but it makes no sense. It might be an honor to have the artist give you a free ticket; it’s not an honor to buy one.

    By Ken on Mar 9, 2020

  59. It’s ironic that Anti brags that he’s in Billy’s head but is ignorant of the fact that Billy is in his head. It’s also ironic that Anti can’t see that his accusation that Billy “has nothing going in your sad pathetic life except me” applies equally to himself.

    As William Shatner said in one of the Airplane! movies, “Irony can be pretty ironic sometimes.”

    By Mark on Mar 9, 2020

  60. your another asshole mark. ive been leaving u alone but after your comments FUCK U. YOUR DUMB AS SOUP. you have made this website pathetic with all your aliases

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Mar 9, 2020

  61. i believe all the things my buddies have said about you, YOU are billygoat,rhonda,c tony,scaramouch,and all the other aliases. you are one sick puppy and your only source of entertainment. just leave me out of your comments douchebag, your not equipped.

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Mar 9, 2020

  62. Anti C Tony stands for Coc sucker

    By Derrick on Mar 9, 2020

  63. That’s probably mark too or billy

    By Derrick on Mar 9, 2020

  64. How bout high yeller Prescott turning down 33 mil a year wit 106 guaranteed. Who does that black hi yeller bastard think he is ? Joe fuckin Montana?

    By Derrick on Mar 9, 2020

  65. Shit Joe could come out retirement right now and be more accurate passing the ball than that hi yeller motherfucker

    By Derrick on Mar 9, 2020

  66. Shit I shit my pants an hour ago. Too busy sucking off coons to change them.

    By Derrick on Mar 10, 2020

  67. Copycat motherfucker wouldn’t have the balls to say that to my face dip shit . Probably that billy Dic sucker . Don’t sound like that jew bastard Mark

    By Derrick on Mar 10, 2020

  68. Ooh… Sounds like I got under Anti’s thin redneck skin.

    By Mark on Mar 10, 2020

  69. i do know you anti. i never cheat by posting as someone else. and if i see anyone else pretending to be me i’ll call them out. i am THE billy.

    By Billy on Mar 10, 2020

  70. Thanx so much!

    By leesa on Mar 11, 2020

  71. Thanks very much for this great music.

    By Petermcg on Mar 30, 2020

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