McCoy Tyner: Fly with the Wind

Track

Fly with the Wind

Artist

McCoy Tyner (piano)

CD

Fly with the Wind (Milestone)

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Musicians:

McCoy Tyner (piano), Hubert Laws (flute, alto flute), Ron Carter (bass), Billy Cobham (drums),

Paul Renzi (piccolo, flute), Raymond Duste (oboe), Guilherme Franco (tambourine), 9-piece string section

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Composed by McCoy Tyner

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Recorded: Berkeley, CA, January 19-21, 1976

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Rating: 87/100 (learn more)

Beginning with a haunting string introduction, everything works perfectly here, as the music takes one's mind into a world of enchantment. Though some might not entirely like the jazz-with-strings sound, it works wonders on this bright, happy composition. Tyner really pushed the creative boundaries with his music in the 1970s, mixing orchestras and larger bands with his traditional acoustic background of the '60s. The results on "Fly with the Wind" are more than worthy of a few nice words, though I could understand how some might think that the strings do this song more of disservice than a service. But Tyner more than compensates with his total command of the piano.

Reviewer: Jared Pauley

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