Born in Philadelphia in Dec. 11th. 1938, McCoy Tyner grew up with Bud and Ritchie Powell as neighbors. When he was a teenager he played locally and met John Coltrane. He made his recording debut with Art Farmer and Benny Golson Jazztet. After 6 months he joined John Coltrane and along with bassist Jimmy Garrison and drummer Elvin Jones became Coltranes classic quartet from 1960 to 1965. I have a few random recordings of his but recently picked up his 2007 Quartet album featuring Joe Lovano on tenor sax, Christian McBride on bass, and Jeff (Train) Watts on drums. His music is stunning on the album. Joe Lovano is quickly becoming one of my favorites and they both keep the Bebop candle burning bright. McCoy’s style hasn’t changed that much over the years and at 70 years old is still a powerful virtuoso. Check out his body of work.