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Atlantis

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This is the single-CD reissue of all of the music from a former two-LP set. Pianist McCoy Tyner's 1974 quintet consisted of the talented youngster Azar Lawrence on tenor and soprano, bassist Joony Booth, drummer Wilby Fletcher and percussionist Guilherme Franco. As is accurately stated in the new liner notes by Neil Tesser, Atlantis was the final recording from Tyner's last band to be based on the music of his former boss, John Coltrane. While Lawrence who was only 20 at the time derived his style partly from aspects of Coltrane and the rhythm section is fiery, Tyner creates some very powerful and highly original solos, really tearing into some of the more extended pieces. ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This is the single-CD reissue of all of the music from a former two-LP set. Pianist McCoy Tyner's 1974 quintet consisted of the talented youngster Azar Lawrence on tenor and soprano, bassist Joony Booth, drummer Wilby Fletcher and percussionist Guilherme Franco. As is accurately stated in the new liner notes by Neil Tesser, Atlantis was the final recording from Tyner's last band to be based on the music of his former boss, John Coltrane. While Lawrence who was only 20 at the time derived his style partly from aspects of Coltrane and the rhythm section is fiery, Tyner creates some very powerful and highly original solos, really tearing into some of the more extended pieces. Recorded live at San Francisco's legendary Keystone Korner, this set has four of Tyner's modal originals played by the full group, a rendition of "My One and Only Love" performed by the leader, Lawrence and Franco as a trio, and a solo piano version of "In a Sentimental Mood." Essential music that still sounds fresh and adventurous.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/16/1996
  • Label: Milestone
  • UPC: 025218550222
  • Catalog Number: 55002
  • Sales rank: 13,726

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Atlantis (17:59)
  2. 2 In a Sentimental Mood (5:39)
  3. 3 Makin' Out (13:04)
  4. 4 My One and Only Love (9:59)
  5. 5 Pursuit (9:20)
  6. 6 Love Samba (15:56)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
McCoy Tyner Primary Artist, Piano
Azar Lawrence Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Joony Booth Bass
Wilby Fletcher Drums
Guilherme Franco Percussion
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Orrin Keepnews Producer
Jim Stern Engineer
Neil Tesser Liner Notes
Phil Carroll Art Direction, Cover Design
Joe Tarantino Remastering
Tony Lane Tray Photo
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