McCoy Tyner: Passion Dance

McCoy Tyner recorded his Passion Dance only a couple of years after he left John Coltrane’s quartet, and the spirit of the great saxophonist pervades the performance. The hard-driving jagged melody over a modal foundation provides a platform for intense improvisations by Tyner and tenorist Joe Henderson, whose fiery solo embellishes its basic hard-bop character with the cries, runs, trills, and honks of the free jazz of the period. The climactic duo improvisation by Tyner and Henderson on the tag is electrifying.

October 23, 2007 · 0 comments


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