Monday, April 21, 2008

McCoy Tyner - Sahara

In case it was not immediately obvious, I am on a quest to blog about every album in the McCoy Tyner canon...these first posts have been focused on his work as a band leader, but over time I will get to band member, sideman, etc...some say I have too much time on my hands...of course, they have no idea...

The problem with this project just may be this record...widely considered McCoy's great work, it is definitely a great work in jazz...his first record for Milestone, where he would record throughout the 70s and document all of the elements that would make up his style: the thundering chords and lightning runs, the experimental line-ups, the fine songwriting...

Sahara is a peak moment in a long career. The entire record is worthy of posting, with each track reflecting one or more of the attributes above...but let's not encourage piracy here, right?

The definitive track is, for me, the title track. Epic.

McCoy Tyner - Sahara
from Sahara