McCoy Tyner (born December 11, 1938) is a jazz pianist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, known for his work with the John Coltrane Quartet and a long solo career.
Tyner was born Alfred McCoy Tyner in Philadelphia as the oldest of three children. He was encouraged to study piano by his mother. He began studying the piano at age 13 and within two years music had become the focal point in his life. His early influences included Bud Powell, a Philadelphia neighbor. When he was 17, he converted to Islam through the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community and changed his name to Sulieman Saud.Source: Wikipedia
|Associated acts:||John Coltrane, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, Wayne Shorter, Hank Mobley, Stanley Turrentine|
|Birth name:||Alfred McCoy Tyner|
|Born:||(1938-12-11) December 11, 1938 (age 74)|
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
|Labels:||Impulse!, Blue Note, Milestone, Telarc|
|Occupations:||Pianist, composer, bandleader|