I recently suggested to my SDP colleage Jason Heppler that he have McCoy Tyner play for his wedding reception. I remain hopeful. Right now I am listening to The Real McCoy, probably Tyner's best known album. Tyner's fame is forever attached to John Coltrane, and he is often thought of as Coltrane's piano player. The Real McCoy shows how unfair that is. Jazz is all about expanding a basic melody in new directions. Tyner is as good as anyone at highlighting the melody by playing against it.
I have few regrets in life. One of them is that I missed Bill Evans when he came to Tucson Arizona, while I was attending the University of Arizona. Another is that I missed McCoy Tyner when I was in Philadelphia last year. If you like Jazz, don't miss this cd.