Milestone Profiles: McCoy Tyner

McCoy Tyner

Milestone Profiles McCoy Tyner
  • CAT # MCD-30022-25

    1. The Greeting 7:58
    2. One Of Another Kind 7:05
    3. Naima 6:39
    4. Ebony Queen 8:58
    5. Sama Layuca 8:35
    6. The Enlightenment Suite, Part 1: Genesis 10:02
    7. Search For Peace 6:30
    8. Song Of The New World 6:50
    9. Impressions 8:14

Years before rock guitarists began playing what came to be called “power chords,” a young McCoy Tyner was providing them pianistically in the seminal, seismic quartet led by John Coltrane. Tyner’s oceanic voicings, ringing sound, surging lines in the right hand, and overwhelming rhythmic sense (particularly in the Afro-Latin vein) have made him one of the most instantly identifiable soloists in all of jazz.

In 1972, Tyner (b. 1938) began a long and productive relationship with Milestone Records that saw his music realized in nearly every possible setting. He’s recorded solo piano recitals and super trios, led stellar midsize groups and large ensembles like the 14- and 16-piece groups that strikingly interpret two of his best-known originals, “Search for Peace” and “Song of the New World.” The nine performances herein tellingly survey the work of one of the most influential improvisers of the past 45 years.

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