McCoy Tyner: My Romance
McCoy Tyner (piano)
New York Reunion (Chesky JD 51)
Composed by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart.
Recorded: New York, April 3 and 4, 1991
Rating: 87/100 (learn more)
Tyner's style has mellowed with the passing years, and at time he floats over the changes rather than (as he might have done in the 1960s and 1970s) rip them apart at the seams. But he still shakes things up with characteristic piano licks, those ricocheting intervals that go up when you think they should go down, and vice versa. His crisp attack at the keyboard is always a joy to hear, especially when he is ably assisted in a trio setting with Ron Carter and Al Foster. This release is a notch below the classic Trident session Tyner made with Carter and Elvin Jones back in the day, but it is still a welcome addition to the pianist's discography.
Reviewer: Ted Gioia