Essentials: The Real McCoy, by McCoy Tyner

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If you want to get a feel for what jazz is all about, start with a classic, must-have, essential recording. The right one, even if it’s not a “live” recording, will immediately transport you to a smoke-filled, rowdy but respectful jazz club. Essential recordings give you a taste of jazz at its finest, collaboration to the utmost, and just what you want to know – what jazz is all about. One such recording is The Real McCoy (1967) by McCoy Tyner. This recording was presented by the quartet of McCoy Tyner (piano), Ron Carter (bass), Joe Henderson (tenor saxophone), and Elvin Jones (drums), and it was Tyner’s first recording for Blue Note. I’m proud to tell you that McCoy Tyner hailed from one of my favorite cities in the U.S. – Philadelphia, PA. Yeah – I did that. Check it out.

Jazz, jazz, and nothing but jazz. Well, mostly.

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