McCoy Tyner: The Wanderer


The Wanderer


McCoy Tyner (piano)


Extensions (Blue Note)

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McCoy Tyner (piano), Gary Bartz (alto sax), Wayne Shorter (tenor sax), Ron Carter (bass), Elvin Jones (drums).

Composed by McCoy Tyner


Recorded: February 9, 1970


Rating: 90/100 (learn more)

McCoy Tyner was one of the most influential pianists of his generation. Having made his name with sax idol John Coltrane, Tyner extended his reign in the late 1960s and early '70s with several classic releases on Blue Note. On "The Wanderer," he mixes it up with members from the Coltrane-Davis groups, and the result is nothing short of amazing. Wayne Shorter plays a haunting solo over the fast swing section, while Gary Bartz adds spice with his alto solo. Elvin Jones shows why he was one of the masters of the drum set. All the necessary elements are present. This is a stellar performance from everyone involved.

Reviewer: Jared Pauley

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