The Jazz Show Episode July 21, 2014

Broadcast on 21-Jul-2014

9:00pm - 11:59pm

Pianist/composer McCoy Tyner: "Expansions"

This album is a creative step-up for pianist McCoy Tyner who had signed with Blue Note Records after his tenure with John Coltrane. McCoy chose an all-star group for this date that took place in 1968.Woody Shaw is on trumpet, Gary Bartz on alto saxophone and the great Wayne Shorter is on tenor saxophone. Ron Carter who is best known as a bassist plays his first instrument here: the cello. He is heard enhancing the ensemble. Herbie Lewis is on bass and the late Freddie Waits is on drums. Mr Tyner is on piano and the album features four of his ground breaking compositions plus his arrangement of one by the under-rated Cal Massey. This album represents an important creative step for Tyner and one that he is rightly proud of. It is a favourite and may become yours too!

Track Listing:

Surrey With The Fringe On Top
Wynton Kelly · At The left Bank 1968.
Here's That Rainy Day
Wynton Kelly · At The Left Bank 1968
My Little Suede Shoes
Chet Baker · Live at The Tiffany Club
Frenesi
Chet Baker · Live at The Tiffany Club
Carson City Stage
Chet Baker · Live at The Tiffany Club
Never Will I Marry
Helen Merrill · The Katz Sessions
Lonely Woman
Helen Merrill · The Katz Sessions
A Lady Must Live
Helen Merrill · The Katz Sessions
Blues Mambo
Sonny Clark · Sonny Clark Trio
Blues Blue
Sonny Clark · Sonny Clark Trio
Junka
Sonny Clark · Sonny Clark Trio
Vision
McCoy Tyner · Expansions
Song of Happiness
McCoy Tyner · Expansions
Smitty's Place
McCoy Tyner · Expansions
I Thought I'd Let You Know
McCoy Tyner · Expansions
Peresina.
McCoy Tyner · Expansions