Wikipedia : This day (December 11, 1938), in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is born Alfred McCoy Tyner, a jazz pianist.
Official Website : From 1960 through 1965, Tyner’s name was propelled to international renown, as he developed a new vocabulary that transcended the piano styles of the time, providing a unique harmonic underpinning and rhythmic charge essential to the group’s sound. H
The Pianist c/o NPR : Pianist McCoy Tyner’s artistry and innovation embrace a multitude of styles, from African and Latin rhythms to the modal harmonies of the post-bebop era. His amazing versatility has enabled him to excel in a wide variety of settings.