Sam Pawlett rsp at uniserve.com
Wed Aug 4 14:19:09 PDT 1999

Alex LoCascio wrote:
> On Tue, 03 Aug 1999 08:08:14 -0700 Sam Pawlett <rsp at uniserve.com> writes:
> >Jarvis Tyner is Mccoy Tyner's brother.
> How does McCoy feel about his brother's politics?

Don't know. I met McCoy briefly in Chicago a number of years ago but didn't ask him about politics.

> In the liner notes to the Complete 1961 Village Vanguard Recordings,
> there's a photo of Trane reading a book called "The Opium of the
> Intellectuals" which I believe is an attack on communism.

Its called Marxism:The Opium of the Intellectuals. It was a CIA propaganda publication. I would never accuse 'Trane of being a bushy tailed conservative with songs like Alabama and the like. He, like McCoy later would, got into the afro-centric thing. Trane was into mysticism, peace and love and all that. There is a photo of him laying a wreath in Nagasaki. Sam Pawlett

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