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What are the key philosophies you adhere to as a bandleader?

I like people to be comfortable. That’s the first thing I think about. Will people playing with me be comfortable and compatible? That’s very important. It’s a good place to start. I also like to provide enough room so the person is comfortable to do what they do. I don’t like to handcuff people. But at the same time, he’s got to understand that when he’s playing with me, he also has to listen. Listening and responding are very important.

Entrevista a McCoy Tyner en Innerviews.org por Anil Prasad

McCoy Tyner (1938 – 2020)

Fotografía por Sergio Cabanillas. Fotografía de la actuación de McCoy Tyner Trio + Gary Bartz (Festival de Jazz de Vitoria – Gasteiz, 2007).