Monday, June 30, 2008

McCoy Tyner - Atlantis

All Music Guide says,
"...Pianist McCoy Tyner's 1974 quintet consisted of the talented youngster Azar Lawrence on tenor and soprano...bassist Joony Booth, drummer Wilby Fletcher and percussionist Guilherme Franco. As is accurately stated in the new liner notes by Neil Tesser, Atlantis was the final recording from Tyner's last band to be based on the music of his former boss, John Coltrane...Recorded live at San Francisco's legendary Keystone Korner, this set has four of Tyner's modal originals played by the full group, a rendition of "My One and Only Love" performed by the leader, Lawrence and Franco as a trio, and a solo piano version of "In a Sentimental Mood." Essential music that still sounds fresh and adventurous."
Listen to today's track...it would be heavily as hell if that were a guitar or two playing that opening riff...it's heavy enough as it is!

McCoy Tyner - Makin' Out

from Atlantis