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McCoy Tyner

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Birthday
11, 1938
Birthplace
Philadelphia, PA
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
11, 1938 (age 80)
Birthplace
Philadelphia, PA

About

Influential jazz artist who achieved recognition for his solo career and for performing with the John Coltrane Quartet in the 1960s.

Before Fame

He converted to Islam at the age of 17 under the guidance of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. He took the new name, Sulieman Saud, as a result.

Trivia

His skill with the koto, flute, and percussion was evident on 1972's Sahara, as was his skill with the harpsichord and celeste on Trident from 1975.

Family Life

His mother was a pianist who nurtured her son's musicality from a young age, and he began to take lessons when he was three. He married Aisha Tyner.

Associated With

He was credited as a major influence on Chick Corea 's artistry.