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An evening with GRAMMY award-winner McCoy Tyner in conversation with Robert Santelli, Executive Director of The GRAMMY Museum

Author: McCoy TynerRobert SantelliPenny WardKay HinesLawrence LoewingerAll authors
Publisher: 2008.
Series: Duke jazz talks.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English
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McCoy Tyner discusses being born and raised in West Philadelphia; mother working as a beautician; kind and supportive neighborhood; using mother's beauty shop as a rehearsal space; setting up a band and playing for customers with brother Jarvis; jazz musicians catching wind of these beauty shop gigs and stopping by; starting to play piano at age 13; growing up in the 1940s; studying ballet and African dancing as a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Named Person: McCoy Tyner; John Coltrane; Bud Powell; Thelonious Monk; Bob Thiele
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: McCoy Tyner; Robert Santelli; Penny Ward; Kay Hines; Lawrence Loewinger; GRAMMY Museum.; National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (U.S.). New York chapter.
OCLC Number: 298261237
Notes: Duke jazz talks is a collaboration between The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, The GRAMMY Museum, and The Recording Academy®, New York chapter.
Copy of program available under *LDCO 676.
Separate audio recording of this performance is held under *LDCO 676.
Performer(s): McCoy Tyner, interviewee, piano ; Robert Santelli, interviewer.
Event notes: Videotaped at the Bruno Walter Auditorium, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Oct. 29, 2008, by Penny Ward and Kay Hines ; sound engineer, Larry Loewinger.
Description: 1 videodisc (77 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Contents: [Opening announcements (0:00-7:39)] --
[Interview (7:40-56:57)] --
[Question and answer (56:58-65:20)] --
Piano performance (65:21-76:34).
Series Title: Duke jazz talks.

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McCoy Tyner discusses being born and raised in West Philadelphia; mother working as a beautician; kind and supportive neighborhood; using mother's beauty shop as a rehearsal space; setting up a band and playing for customers with brother Jarvis; jazz musicians catching wind of these beauty shop gigs and stopping by; starting to play piano at age 13; growing up in the 1940s; studying ballet and African dancing as a teenager; influence of church and studying classics such as Bach and Beethoven; Bud Powell moving into the neighborhood; following Powell through the streets with his friends; Powell once playing Tyner's piano and listening in on the beauty shop practices; meeting John Coltrane at age 17; first impression of Coltrane who was playing with Miles Davis at the time; Coltrane coming in to a beauty shop jam session and later asking Tyner to join his band; listening and trying to support Coltrane's sounds; naming Thelonious Monk and Bud Powell as main influences; life on the road; how being on the road is his schooling - his college; recording My favorite things with Coltrane; Coltrane as band leader; constantly challenged to follow Coltrane; music as life, as a product of feeling; The real McCoy in 1967; Bob Thiele encouraging solo work; how writing and composing tells him what he is about at the time of writing; aspiring to be the kind of band leader that is an inspiration and feels like a big brother or friend; Sahara in 1972 when experimenting with sounds influenced by earlier classical and African music used during dance lessons in his youth; working with Burt Bacharach; flexibility in music as a way to constantly be challenging yourself, learning and growing.

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