McCoy Tyner (1938-2020)

Sometimes music is more than just music but also a spiritual force in one’s life.

Thanks McCoy for being this force in my life.

And many other lives.



(See our previous post on Inner Voices)

John Fraim is the author of Spirit Catcher: The Life & Art of John Coltrane (1993, GreatHouse Publishing)

“Walk Spirit, Talk Spirit” from the Enlightenment album 

Recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival, July 7, 1973

McCoy Tyner (piano, composer)

Azar Lawrence (tenor sax)

Jooney Booth (bass)

Alphonse Mouzon (drums)

(A live performance in Canada from 1973. Anyone who doubts the power and spiritualism of McCoy Tyner, simply listen to the above between 7 minutes and 13:22 minutes. One of the greatest jazz piano performance captured on video in history. Certainly one of the greatest captures of the power of McCoy during a peak of his power. Carrving just six minutes out of this long piece, will hopefully be a quick way of exposing one to the incredible music of McCoy Tyner. Great camera work of an incredible journey in jazz improvisation by Tyner. What could be a more powerful time in McCoy’s life than the early 70s and the music recorded here.)

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