McCoy Tyner - "The Real McCoy"

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Lovebown, Feb 17, 2003.

  1. Lovebown


    Jan 6, 2001
    What an amazing album!
    I just want to recommend this to anyone who haven't listented to it or have it. The compositions are smoking and the playing by all parts involved is no less that awesome. Lineup is:

    Joe henderson - ten sax
    McCoy - piano
    Ron carter - bass
    Elvin jones - drums

    Pretty mean quartet!

  2. moley


    Sep 5, 2002
    Hampshire, UK
    Yeah, a good album.

    For me, though, for pianists you can't beat Herbie Hancock :)
  3. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    The Real McCoy is one of my favourite Tyner albums...others include-
    Trident-a trio with Elvin & Carter.
    Extensions-Elvin, Carter, Gary Bartz, Wayne Shorter, & Alice Coltrane.

    A couple I just picked up-
    Focal Point & Sahara...both smokers; great energetic drumming on both(no Elvin on either, though).

    Some day I need to pick up Atlantis.
  4. It sure is a fabulous album.

    If you want to hear the same lineup except for Carter (he is ably replaced by Reggie Workman), get Joe Henderson's Inner Urge. Smokin'! My keyboardist and I want to cover the title track.
  5. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    ...I just knew Uncle Pete would be dropping in.
    Henderson's Inner Urge is also happenin'.
    I need to re-visit that one; thanks for the reminder.

    On a tangent(since we're on pianists, Joe Henderson, & albums from the Blue Note label)-
    Andrew Hill's Point Of Departure is a must-have. The line-up is Hill, Henderson, Richard Davis, Dolphy, Tony Williams, & Kenny Dorham.
  6. Lovebown


    Jan 6, 2001
    Great reccomendations here!

  7. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    I like that album, but nobody has mentioned the real classic album from this period :

    "Page One" by Joe Henderson

    Henderson - Tenor, Kenny Dorham- Trumpet, Tyner - Piano.

    So this is the album with the tunes that every small Jazz band plays - Blue Bossa, Recorda Me .

    Plus some really interesting tunes like Jinrikisha and a great slow Blues "Out of the Night" - I've played all four of thise with Jazz bands or at Jams/Workshops!

    To me, this album defined the classic Jazz quintet sound I hear a lot at gigs nowadays.