McCoy Tyner: Search for Peace


Search for Peace


McCoy Tyner (piano)


The Real McCoy (Blue Note BST 84264)

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McCoy Tyner (piano), Joe Henderson (tenor sax), Ron Carter (bass), Elvin Jones (bass).

Composed by McCoy Tyner


Recorded: April 21, 1967


Rating: 86/100 (learn more)

On his first Blue Note album, the pianist who is forever linked to John Coltrane had a chance to present his own originals. From the opening phrase of this sober ballad, Tyner's love of music shines. As a soloist, Tyner is well-schooled in the tasteful and hard-swinging styles of Wynton Kelly and Red Garland, but inserts his own radical flourishes and hammering touch. Elvin Jonesís brushwork, though, is somewhat tight, and the phrasing between Hendersonís sax and the piano is a little loose.

Reviewer: David Tenenholtz

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