Music | A jazz giant passes from the scene
by Arsenio Orteza
Posted 4/09/20, 04:24 pm
McCoy Tyner, one of the truly monumental jazz pianists of all time, died on March 6. He was 81.
From the outset, Tyner attracted acclaim. As early as 1962, no less an authority than John Coltrane was praising his “melodic inventiveness,” his “exceptionally well-developed sense of form,” his “very personal sound,” and his “taste.” “He can take anything,” Coltrane said, “no matter how weird, and make it sound beautiful.”