Aisha Tyner Bio, Wiki
Aisha Tyner is the wife to the late, McCoy Tyner, a jazz pianist from Philadelphia known for his work with the John Coltrane Quartet and a long solo career. McCoy died on March 6th, 2020 according to his nephew Colby, who announced the news on Twitter. He wrote, “Sad to announce the passing of my uncle McCoy Tyner. One of the best jazz pianists ever, a Philly legend.” He was 81.
Tyner’s survivors include his wife, Aisha; his son, Nurudeen, who is known as Deen; and his brother, Jarvis.
Aisha Tyner & McCoy Tyner
McCoy Tyner Once Was Married To Aisha Tyner. During his marriage to Aisha Tyner, they welcomed three sons, according to FM.com. In 1993, Tyner did an interview with the Los Angeles Times that described his marriage ending in the 1980s, and his kids were now grown-ups already.
Aisha Tyner and McCoy Tyner were married for several decades. Back in the 1960s when Jazz, in general, was undergoing economic privations while rock flourished. Tyner was considering driving a cab in order to support his family, but his wife encouraged him to stay with his music.
Tyner’s future wife, Aisha, was part of that family. John Coltrane visited the Van Pelt Street home, too, and befriended the young piano player. Later on, Tyner joined Coltrane’s quartet and was part of the famous recording, My Favorite Things. In the mid-’60s, he then struck out to find his own direction – one that explored African, Asian and Latin influences, spirituality, a percussive touch, and a blues-based style.
“Blues for Gwen” a song by Tyner was named after Tyner’s sister, whilst “Sunset” was suggested by Tyner’s wife, Aisha, because the piece “brought to her mind an impression of nature, and because it’s a reflective ballad, “Sunset” seemed the logical title.”
Tyner was born on December 11th, 1938, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. While attending Sulzberger Jr. High school, his parents encouraged him to start taking piano lessons with their neighbor, Mr. Habershaw. Soon, Tyner continued his studies with a classical piano teacher, Mr. Beroni. However, it was when Tyner started jamming out with other musicians in his Philly neighborhood that he developed his true sound.
At some point, Tyner switched to study at West Philadelphia High School. Before he even graduated, in 1956, his piano skills caught the attention of the one Mr. John Coltrane, and his whole life changed.
McCoy Tyner Death & Cause
McCoy Tyner, a cornerstone of John Coltrane’s groundbreaking 1960s quartet and one of the most influential pianists in jazz history, died on Friday, March 6th at his home in New Jersey. He was 81.
His death was announced by a spokesman for the Tyner family. The family also released an official statement on Tyner’s passing. From McCoy Tyner’s twitter account they said: “It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of jazz legend, Alfred “McCoy Tyner. McCoy was an inspired musician who devoted his life to art, his family and his spirituality. McCoy Tyner’s music and legacy will continue to inspire fans and future talent for generations to come.”
In closing, the statement added, “The Tyner family is grateful for your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time, and respectfully requests than any inquiries be directed to [email protected]” A cause of death was not immediately given.
"When a man's faith is never tried, I don't think he'll ever learn anything. You have to have trial and tribulation, or what are you going to learn?" #McCoyTyner #RIP pic.twitter.com/wKe9hFq55c
— JazzCorner (@jazzcorner) March 6, 2020