Early McCoy Tyner Line from Reaching Fourth (LOTW #137)

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on email

Here is a quintessential bit of McCoy Tyner vocabulary.

McCoy influenced everyone that came after him when it came to playing in a post-bop modal style, and this line from “Reaching Fourth” (1963) captures the essence of his style.

He plays over a static A7 chord and puts his characteristic McCoy spin on it.

See if you can do it like McCoy!

If you have questions or suggestions for a Lick Of The Week you would like us to do, please leave them in the comments down below.

Happy Practicing!

Sterling Cozza

Sterling Cozza

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Sign up for our Free Jazz Piano Education

We release a new, free podcast lesson every Wednesday, a new Lick of The Week, every Monday, and new blog posts through out the month. We’re dedicated to helping as many interested jazz piano enthusiasts as possible with as much free education as we can produce. :)

Jazz Piano School