McCoy Tyner grew op in Philadelphia. As a teenager he played in some bars and met John Coltrane. Tyner eventually became famous because he played such an important role in the music of John Coltrane during the sixties. He was the free piano improvisator in the legendary Coltrane band with Elvin Jones and Jimmy Garrison, that presented the world beautiful records like My Favorite Things and Olé Coltrane. After that period Tyner did everything and more. Especially when, in1972, he signed with Milestone Records and he started recording his own albums. He did Ellington renditions, Latin jazz, big band music, solo recitals, trio work: you name it, he did it. Next to Bill Evans, Tyner is one of the most influential pianists, whose chord playing is painstakingly studied by young pianists.