Saturday, February 28, 2009

McCoy Tyner - Lugano Jazz Festival (2005) (mp3, 128kbps)

Another thunderously powerful show from a true master. Whether you're hearing him with a big band, as a trio, or in an an all-star quintet, as here, he always BRINGS it. This is right off the radio, so the quality is basically an A+.

For those of you unfamiliar with Tyner's shtick, this is very much in the feel eraly 60's Coltrane Quartet. This is not avant garde noise exploration. On the contrary, there is beautiful melody and composition that you will like right away. But it is all INTENSE. McCoy has a heavy touch, and even here, at the age of 68, the bop is as hard as ever.

  1. Soulstice (10:19)
  2. Manalyuca (13:02)
  3. Blues On The Corner (9:40)
  4. Angelina (20:16)
  5. Moment's Notice (8:12)
  6. Ballad For Aisha (12:27)

McCoy Tyner - piano
Gary Bart - alto sax
Ravi Coltrane - tenor sax
Charnett Moffett - bass
Eric Gravatt - drums

The link is in the comments.

1 comment:

MPomy said...