It’s Friday, I’m on a Honey Do Vacation, and it’s raining. A perfect time for the blues tinged melodies of McCoy Tyner, playing with his Trio. For me, McCoy is the perfect example of the the juxtaposition of melodic themes, envoking feelings of both hope and futility, taking us on a strange and wonderful emotional ride.
McCoy gained prominence playing with John Coltrane, and over the years has played with virtually all of the contemporary greats. If you’re already a fan, enjoy, if you aren’t I encourage you to delve deeper into an absolutely wonderful lifetime of musical accomplishment. His “Fly Like the Wind” album is one of my top 10 must have desert island records.