Monday, January 09, 2012

McCoy Tyner 1961

Playlist and notes for the BurningDervish.com Podcast episode
"McCoy Tyner - 1961"

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Welcome to another Burning Dervish podcast episode devoted to the music of McCoy Tyner.

This music was recorded over a six month span in 1961 and illustrates the breakneck speed with which jazz was transforming.

In late May and early June 1961, Tyner was part of the John Coltrane group that recorded the ground-breaking Impulse! album Africa/Brass. By early November, the month that record was released, the core group of Coltrane, Tyner, Elvin Jones, Reggie Workman and notably, Eric Dolphy, were turning the jazz world upside down with the aggressive music they made across four nights at New York's Village Vanguard.

Track the evolution here. The links below lead to reviews and comments for the albums and concerts these songs were pulled from.

  1. The Damned Don't Cry by John Coltrane Quartet from The Complete Africa/Brass Sessions
  2. Impressions by John Coltrane from Sutherland Hotel Lounge, Chicago, IL, March 1- 12 1961
  3. Naima by John Coltrane Quintet from Music At Newport, Newport, RI, July 1, 1961
  4. Aisha by John Coltrane from Ole' Coltrane
  5. Crisis by Freddie Hubbard from Ready for Freddie
  6. Chasin' the Trane by John Coltrane from Village Vanguard: November 1, 1961
  7. Spiritual by John Coltrane from Village Vanguard: November 2, 1961

Remember, if you like what you hear, support the artist. McCoy is still out there gigging and making records. Go to a show and buy some recordings.

Until next time, peace.

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