McCoy Tyner

Inception (602577573903)

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Inception

McCoy Tyner

Impulse

602577573903

LPS 158499

602577573903

JAZZ

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LP 18,17 €

• 4 STARS ALL MUSIC GUIDE

Those familiar with the dense, percussive style that pianist McCoy Tyner has cultivated since the 1970s onwards may be surprised by what they hear on Inception. Like Reaching Fourth and Nights of Ballads and Blues, this album gives listeners the chance to hear what a very young Tyner sounded like outside the confines of the classic John Coltrane quartet of the early '60s; it reveals a lyrical approach to jazz piano that seems a far cry from Tyner's mature style. The choice of material is fairly evenly split between modal pieces like "Inception" and more harmonically involved tunes like "Speak Low," and the pianist's treatment of both demonstrates the extent to which his early work was rooted in bebop.

PERSONNEL:

  • McCOY TYNER, piano
  • ELVIN JONES, drums
  • ART DAVIS, bass.

Englewood Cliffs, N.J., January 10, 1962

SIDE A

  • A1. Inception
  • A2. There Is No Greater Love
  • A3. Blues For Gwen

SIDE B

  • B1. Sunset
  • B2. Effendi
  • B3. Speak Low