Our Daily Breather: M. Ward Recommends Listening To McCoy Tyner
Who: M. Ward
Where: Los Angeles, Calif.
Recommendation: Listening to McCoy Tyner
Has there ever, in the history of mankind, been a better time for staying home to read and write? And then when you need a break: maybe listen to music.
The great jazz pianist McCoy Tyner passed away last month — so here at home on headphones, I've been exploring his catalog. He played on my favorite record of all time, Ballads by John Coltrane. If you haven't heard it, I think this piano intro on "I Wish I Knew" is a good place to start.
I've been listening to a lot of music from Mr. Tyner's era and thinking about the new era that we are now (un)settling into and thinking: What will we have learned from this current crisis? My hope is that the new era will bring a new calibration between human and planet and animals. I hope it's obvious now that our future depends on it.