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Document Details


Title: McCoy Tyner
Local code: Sc Visual VRA-192
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Collection: Louis Armstrong Jazz Oral History Project
Description: McCoy Tyner is a jazz pianist, composer and arranger. Tyner was born in Philadelphia, began playing piano as a teen and studied at the Granoff Music School. He began playing in his own group in high school, with Cal Massey at age 17, later with Billy Goldstein, Max Roach, and John Coltrane. Tyner is known for his open style and currently performs solo, with his trio and occasionally with a big band.
URL: http://www.nypl.org/research/sc/scl/MULTIMED/JAZZHIST/mtcat.htm
Original Language: English
Video: [Video available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1995 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Tyner, McCoy (Alfred McCoy Sulaimon Saud), 1938-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 11-Dec-1938
Speaker place of birth: Philadelphia, PA; Pennsylvania; United States; North America
Speaker race: Black
Speaker occupation: Composer; Musician
Age at speaking: 57
Document location: New York, NY
Document date: 24-Apr-1995
Interviewer: Taylor, Billy
Locations discussed: Chicago, IL; Illinois; New York; New York, NY; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Chicago, IL; History; Illinois; Jazz; Jazz musicians; Music; New York; New York, NY; North America; Oral history; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Jazz scene; Music history
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0024719-32619