Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Let it play you

McCoy Tyner CD on the stereo. A pianist who has played with Joe Henderson, Elvin Jones, and the phenomenal John Coltrane. Love his playing and arrangements. Especially his version of Gershwin’s "Summertime". His new CD is a compilation, "Afro Blue." Tracks encompass different flavors of his work, including jazz favorites and a couple of numbers with the Latin All-Stars. He plays with clarity, passion, and a sense of heart. I can see him at the piano in my mind, moving with the music as he performs, with power and grace.

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I just want to write and play my instrument as I feel.
- McCoy Tyner

Don't play the saxophone. Let it play you.
-Charlie Parker

Play is the beginning of knowledge.
-George Dorsey

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