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McCoy Tyner
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    (December 11, 1938-March 6, 2020)
    Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Birth name was Alfred McCoy Tyner
    Member of the John Coltrane Quintet (1960-65)
    Solo recorded the albums ‘Inception’ (1962), ‘Nights of Ballads and Blues’ (1963), ‘Tender Moments’ (1967), ‘Time for Tyner’ (1968), ‘Extensions’ (1970), ‘Sahara’ (1972), ‘Atlantis’ (1974), ‘Inner Voices’ (1977), ‘Horizon’ (1979), ‘Dimensions’ (1984), ‘Blues for Coltrane: A Tribute to John Coltrane’ (1987), ‘Things Ain’t What They Used To Be’ (1989), ‘Blue Bossa’ (1991), ‘What the World Needs Now: The Music of Burt Bacharach’ (1997), ‘McCoy Tyner and the Latin All-Stars’ (1999), ‘Land of Giants’ (2003), and ‘Solo: Live from San Francisco’ (2009)
    He changed his name to Sulieman Saud after converting to Islam.
    During the lean years after leaving Coltrane, he considered applying for a license to drive a New York City taxicab.
    Inevitably, he titled an album ‘The Real McCoy’ (1967).
    He was left-handed.
    In addition to piano, he played percussion, flute, and koto (a Japanese stringed instrument).
    He was named a NEA Jazz Master (2002).
    Coltrane declared, ‘McCoy has taste. He can take anything, no matter how weird, and make it sound beautiful.’

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