Friday, March 06, 2009

McCoy Tyner - Just Feelin'

From All Music Guide:
"Pianist McCoy Tyner's first recording with his long-time bassist Avery Sharpe, this trio set with drummer Louis a particularly strong set. Tyner performs two of his more basic originals (the title cut and "Blues For Basie") along with Sharpe's "Berliner" and four melodic standards. The project served as the real beginning of Tyner's current conservative but still lively music in which his formerly avant-garde style became very much a part of the jazz tradition..."
Another record from this time, McCoy's New York Reunion (with Ron Carter, Al Foster and Joe Henderson) are sort of thematic companion pieces, to my ears. The music reflects the differences the players bring to the table, but stylistically they both serve up solid examples of modern post-bop...McCoy and Sharpe, in particular, seem to suit each other so well. By the time of these sessions they had already been playing together for several years, and it shows...

McCoy Tyner - Just Feelin'