Dean SchafferMcCoy Tyner
Oct. 16, 2011
Better than: Listening to a scratched up jazz record from the '60s for the thousandth time.
When 72-year-old McCoy Tyner walked onstage, his steps were small and almost fragile. When he spoke, his voice barely rose above a whisper.
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