from The Seattle Times:

For all the years that have passed and all the music McCoy Tyner has made since he went out on his own, his membership in one of jazz history’s greatest groups remains a calling card.

Now 70, Tyner will always be the pianist in the original John Coltrane Quartet, which he was a part of from 1960 to 1965, when the group recorded “My Favorite Things,” “A Love Supreme” and “Live at the Village Vanguard.”

Fresh off a trip performing in Japan, Tyner and his trio will perform seven sets at Jazz Alley over four nights, starting Thursday. He will be accompanied by bassist Charnett Moffett and drummer Eric Kamau Gravatt.

In the four decades since parting ways with Coltrane, Tyner has recorded more than 60 albums, won four Grammy Awards and earned his own record label, McCoy Tyner Music, a subsidiary of Blue Note. A player of orchestral ability, with an explosive left hand and a deeply embedded feel for the blues, Tyner has developed a highly identifiable sound over the years.

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