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