The Traneumentary’s journey started in the summer of 2006 with a visit to McCoy Tyner at New York’s famed Blue Note jazz club. After McCoy’s first set, I met him in his dressing room and gave him an overview of the series and asked if he would be interested in participating. Although he was unaware of podcasts and blogs, he understood the importance of celebrating and expanding the legacy of John Coltrane to a new and digital-savvy audience. He immediately agreed and then recorded the special greeting contained on this episode. Later in this series, you will hear McCoy talk about his personal relationship with Coltrane as well as the amazing experience he had playing with the famous John Coltrane Quartet.
Track excerpts used in this episode:
• "Lonnie's Lament"