24 June 2007

MCCOY TYNER - ENLIGHTENMENT





















The mighty McCoy Tyner for Milestone live at Montreux from 1973.
The cover picture of Tyner's face streaming with rivers of sweat sums up this double lp well-an unremitting intense whirlwind of sound with the Quartet playing at full force through out.

McCoy Tyner, piano, percussion; Azar Lawrence, soprano sax, tenor sax; Joony Booth, bass; Alphonse Mouzon, drums

Ripped at 320 from the original vinyl so 2 files - one and two.

This is one of the great McCoy Tyner recordings. The powerful, percussive, and highly influential pianist sounds quite inspired throughout his appearance at the ~1973 Montreux Jazz Festival. Azar Lawrence (on tenor and soprano) is also quite noteworthy and there is plenty of interplay with bassist Juney Booth and drummer Alphonse Mouzon. But Tyner is the main star, whether it be on his three-part "Enlightenment Suite," "Presence," "Nebula," or the 25-minute "Walk Spirit, Talk Spirit."
- Scott Yanow, All Music Guide

10 comments:

civihis said...

cool! i love the music you've been presenting here -- it's really opened up my ears!!

Vincenzo the Bedouin said...

Thanks for yet another stimulating album, O-I-R!! You are on my top-tier of music blogs to check out--mandatory!!! Thanks again for expanding my mind.

fslmy said...

very nice, i'm exciting about hearing this

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manuel3 said...

u've been getting spiritual lately...thank u 4 that...Soul of the Bible - Nat Adderly?

Jose Antonio said...

Very good album!! yeeah!

Mwandishi said...

that was very nice recording, like the majority of recordings by McCoy Tyner issued at Milestone Records.

infinitefool said...

Wow. Thanks for the great share.

david_grundy said...

70s Tyner intensity - can't really go wrong, even if Azar Lawrence does sound extremely Trane-like (less individual than Sonny Fortune's playing on Sahara). Another wonderful post. Thanks a lot!

taro nombei said...

greetings bacoso,
trawling through some of your older posts I find this -- and much appreciated too.
best wishes and thanks!
TN