Monday, April 28, 2008

McCoy Tyner - Song for My Lady

Ever hear a freight train barrel down the track? That's what McCoy Tyner's playing can sound like...

Song for My Lady was McCoy's second release for Milestone, coming hot on the heels of his landmark Sahara, one of the era's great records - in any genre.

As such, it would be easy to call Song... a letdown. Easy, but not really accurate. McCoy had a run at Milestone that was so consistently strong as a body of work that each record has career moments, some just happen to be be whole records of those moments! Context: All Music Guide calls Song..., "...a fine collection of tracks and one of Tyner's six best albums." And we're talking about a guy who has recorded 80 or so albums as a band leader...

The Night Has A Thousand Eyes, by McCoy Tyner, from Song for My Lady