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Monday April 27, 2009

It is difficult to overstate the enormousness of the sound McCoy Tyner brings forth from a piano. It’s not so much the volume — although it’s plenty loud — as the capacious depth of the rumbling that makes Tyner’s style so distinctive and attention-grabbing. On top of thunderous block chords he adds rich layers of melodic punctuation, garlands of harmony and tag-along rhythms. The energy is tumultuous, yet his command is self-evident and absolute. Click here for the complete article at StarTribune.com.