When an Afghanistan veteran turned police officer chose not to shoot an armed black man he was fired from his job.
McCoy Tyner was encouraged to play piano by his mother and by his neighbor, Bud Powell. By the time he was 17 he was playing with Coltrane in some local clubs in Philly. Eventually they formed one of the finest jazz quartets ever recorded. Hear the startling virtuosity and the delightful variety in the sound of pianist McCoy Tyner Monday night on the 9 O'clock Special. Jazz awakes at 8!