Tuesday, January 01, 2008

McCoy Tyner: The Real McCoy

You could not find a more appropriate title for this record, McCoy's first as a leader for Blue Note. This record is the real deal, the real McCoy!

Teamed with Joe Henderson, Elvin Jones and Ron Carter this album hums from beginning to end. Speaking of apt titles, the first track (included here) is Passion Dance and it starts the record with a real spirited swing from the whole ensemble. What I find most interesting and important about this record is that it sets the table for the main course - McCoy's driving, intense records on Milestone in the 70s, which will get some coverage here in 2008...

All of the songs here are McCoy originals and there is not a dud in the set. Get this record.

McCoy Tyner - Passion Dance
from The Real McCoy