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McCoy Tyner.

Enlightenment Suite, part 1: Genesis.
Walk Spirit, Talk Spirit.
Wave.
Impressions: Trident version.

The great McCoy Tyner, a phenomenal, electrifying pianist, first came to prominence as the keyboardist for John Coltrane’s quartet, in 1960. He went on to bedazzle countless listeners as a bandleader himself. Born December 11, 1938, Tyner died today, March 6, 2020. He will be mourned by millions.

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Jazz Music music videos

Pianists, of Note.

Monk: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes.
Herbie Nichols: The Spinning Song.
Wildflower.
The Gig.
Herbie Nichols: Lady Sings the Blues.
Mal Waldron: Blues for F.P.
Way In.
Cecil Taylor: Bemsha Swing.
Indent: Second Layer.
Cecil Taylor: After All.
Bud Powell: Monopoly.
John’s Abbey.
Buster Rides Again.
Bud Powell: Un Poco Loco.
Paul Bley: Mr. Joy. {Turning Point}

A sampler/primer of some of the greats. Some neglected gems. Some masterworks. Some __________.

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The Sir Elton John

Your Sister Can’t Twist.
Elton John I

The great man, pictured also with lyricist and co-composer Bernie Taupin. Elton John has amassed 27 Top 10 U.S. singles, but more than that, even, he is simply an electrifying performer, as these videos amply demonstrate.

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The Cecil Taylor.

1) D Trad, That’s What.
Indent: Second Layer, part 2.
1) Bemsha Swing.
Live, in Bologna.
Azure.
Chinampas. Track 5.
After All.

The astonishing Cecil Taylor.