Land of Giants

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Barnes & Noble - Steve Futterman
With a title like Land of the Giants, an album had better deliver the goods. Driven by two great innovators, though -- the pianist McCoy Tyner and the vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson -- how could it not? Occasional collaborators since the mid-'60s, Tyner and Hutcherson have a special rapport; uniting with the killer rhythm section of bassist Charnett Moffett and drummer Eric Harland only kicks up the intensity quotient that much more. Forty years after Tyner and Hutcherson made their initial impact as players, both men are still at the top of their game, responsive, lyrical, and focused. Working through a program that fluctuates between well-worn but still-fruitful ...
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Barnes & Noble - Steve Futterman
With a title like Land of the Giants, an album had better deliver the goods. Driven by two great innovators, though -- the pianist McCoy Tyner and the vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson -- how could it not? Occasional collaborators since the mid-'60s, Tyner and Hutcherson have a special rapport; uniting with the killer rhythm section of bassist Charnett Moffett and drummer Eric Harland only kicks up the intensity quotient that much more. Forty years after Tyner and Hutcherson made their initial impact as players, both men are still at the top of their game, responsive, lyrical, and focused. Working through a program that fluctuates between well-worn but still-fruitful standards and crafted originals, Tyner and company exhibit both improvisational ingenuity and a joyful display of world-class chops. Comfort and competitiveness exist side-by-side here, and everyone involved benefits from the edge that’s produced. Now both into their 60s, Tyner and Hutcherson find themselves in a new autumn of creativity; long may they continue meeting to make first-class jazz.
All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Recorded on the heels of a spectacular live date at London's Barbican Hall on July 6, 2002, Land of Giants features an all-star quartet led by '60s icon pianist McCoy Tyner. Showcasing a solid mix of Tyner originals and jazz standards, the group also includes vibist Bobby Hutcherson, bassist Charnett Moffett, and drummer Eric Harland. While the work here is by no means as provocative as the stuff Hutcherson and Tyner produced in their heydays, it nonetheless proves them to be utter masters of the straight-ahead modern jazz idiom and should appeal to longtime fans.
jazzreview.com
Land of Giants stands out as a major accomplishment with Bobby Hutcherson again proving the perfect foil.

Land of Giants stands out as a major accomplishment with Bobby Hutcherson again proving the perfect foil.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/24/2003
  • Label: Telarc
  • UPC: 089408357626
  • Catalog Number: 83576
  • Sales rank: 153,660

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Serra Do Mar (6:34)
  2. 2 December (4:47)
  3. 3 Steppin' (4:48)
  4. 4 If I Were a Bell (7:50)
  5. 5 Manalyuca (7:20)
  6. 6 Back Bay Blues (6:11)
  7. 7 For All We Know (4:33)
  8. 8 The Search (5:47)
  9. 9 Comtemplation (6:13)
  10. 10 In a Mellow Tone (6:17)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
McCoy Tyner Primary Artist, Piano
Bobby Hutcherson Vibes
Charnett Moffett Bass
Eric Harland Drums
Technical Credits
Julius Hemphill Composer
Pat Metheny Composer
Marvin "Smitty" Smith Composer
Michael Bishop Mastering
John Fordham Liner Notes
Elaine Martone Producer
Lyle Mays Composer
Jack Renner Engineer
Anilda Carrasquillo Art Direction
Ed Meitner Engineer
Bernard Delfraissy Cover Photo
Hiroyuki Komuro Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Tyner just gets better

    Tyner and the band create something just a bit different, with the interplay between vibes and piano providing much of the spark throughout this recording. Tyner continues to astound me with each new offering

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