Infinity

Infinity

by The McCoy Tyner Trio
     
 

It seems only fitting that the initial new release on the latest revival of the Impulse label features McCoy Tyner and Michael Brecker. When Impulse started out in 1960, John Coltrane and Tyner were the first artists to be signed, and when Impulse was briefly brought back by MCA in the 1980s, two of its most important albums were…  See more details below

Overview

It seems only fitting that the initial new release on the latest revival of the Impulse label features McCoy Tyner and Michael Brecker. When Impulse started out in 1960, John Coltrane and Tyner were the first artists to be signed, and when Impulse was briefly brought back by MCA in the 1980s, two of its most important albums were recordings by Brecker. There are not a lot of surprises on this quartet matchup (with bassist Avery Sharpe and drummer Aaron Scott) except perhaps for how well Tyner and Brecker mesh together. The music is somewhat similar to a set by the pianist's regular trio with a solo piece ("Blues Stride"), a generous amount of Tyner originals and colorful versions of Thelonious Monk's "I Mean You" and "Good Morning Heartache," but Brecker's presence and consistently powerful playing does inspire Tyner and his sidemen. For a strong example as to why today's saxophonists have such a high opinion of Michael Brecker, his roaring statement on the extended "Impressions" will suffice. Highly recommended.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/29/1995
Label:
Grp Records
UPC:
0011105017121
catalogNumber:
171

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

McCoy Tyner Trio   Primary Artist
McCoy Tyner   Indexed Contributor,Piano
Michael Brecker   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Avery Sharpe   Bass
Valtinho Anastacio   Percussion,Conga
Vic Firth   Stick
Aaron Scott   Cymbals,Drums

Technical Credits

McCoy Tyner   Liner Notes,Annotation
Michael Cuscuna   Producer
Ervin Drake   Composer
Rudy Van Gelder   Engineer
Sam Phillips   Composer
Jason Claiborne   Graphic Design
Hollis King   Art Direction
Dan Fisher   Composer
Irene Higginbotham   Composer

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