Friday, October 24, 2008

McCoy Tyner - Together

from All Music Guide:
"During his years on Milestone, McCoy Tyner had the opportunity to record in a variety of settings with many of his favorite players. For this disc the innovative pianist is featured with quite an all-star crew: trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, flutist Hubert Laws, Bennie Maupin on tenor and bass clarinet, vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson, Stanley Clarke (in a rare appearance at the time on acoustic bass), drummer Jack DeJohnette and percussionist Bill Summers. In addition to a pair of Tyner's originals, songs were contributed by Laws, DeJohnette, Hutcherson and Hubbard...The music is essentially high-quality advanced modal hard bop and each of the sidemen get their opportunities to be showcased."
I can't say more than that. This is a solid record, which you'd expect given the players. Nothing about it is mind-blowing but it is solid throughout...I'm going to serve up the two McCoy compositions...

Nubia and Ballad for Aisha (in one zip file) by McCoy Tyner from Together