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Music

Jazz an ongoing experiment for McCoy Tyner

When he sits at the piano, McCoy Tyner offers both a lesson in jazz history and a provocative nudge toward the future.

In conversation, he’ll freely tell stories about the times Bud Powell and John Coltrane, already greats of the field, stopped by his mother’s Philadelphia beauty parlor to join jam sessions he hosted while still a teenager. But his band offers a nightly laboratory in musical adventure, refining the innovations of his mature style while proving there’s a world of discovery to be found within the crags of a familiar tune.

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