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Turning Point
     

The Turning Point

by McCoy Tyner Big Band
 
This recording may not have been an actual "turning point" in pianist McCoy Tyner's productive career but its success gave momentum to his big band. Although only a part-time affair, Tyner's orchestra (seven brass, four reeds and a four-piece rhythm section) is considered one of the major jazz big bands of the 1990s, a perfect outlet for the leader's percussive and

Overview

This recording may not have been an actual "turning point" in pianist McCoy Tyner's productive career but its success gave momentum to his big band. Although only a part-time affair, Tyner's orchestra (seven brass, four reeds and a four-piece rhythm section) is considered one of the major jazz big bands of the 1990s, a perfect outlet for the leader's percussive and modal-oriented piano. With arrangements by Tyner, Dennis Mackrel, Slide Hampton, Steve Turre and Howard Johnson, many of these performances are quite powerful. It is a pity though that the liners do not identify the soloists since there are several that are quite colorful. Recommended.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/28/1992
Label:
Polygram Records
UPC:
0731451357329
catalogNumber:
513573

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Tracks

  1. Passion Dance
  2. Let It Go
  3. High Priest
  4. Angel Eyes
  5. Fly with the Wind
  6. Update
  7. In a Sentimental Mood

Album Credits

Performance Credits

McCoy Tyner Big Band   Primary Artist
Bob Belden   Conductor
Junior Cook   Tenor Saxophone
Slide Hampton   Conductor
Howard Johnson   Tuba
Avery Sharpe   Bass
John Clark   Horn,French Horn
Jerry Gonzalez   Percussion
McCoy Tyner   Piano,Track Performer
Kamau Adilifu   Trumpet
Joe Ford   Alto Saxophone
Earl Gardner   Trumpet
Doug Harris   Flute,Soprano Saxophone
Virgil Jones   Trumpet
Frank Lacy   Trombone
John Stubblefield   Tenor Saxophone
Steve Turre   Trombone
Aaron Scott   Drums

Technical Credits

John Clark   Contributor
Jean-François Deiber   Producer
A.T. Michael MacDonald   Engineer
Patrice Beausejour   Art Direction
Nate Herr   Contributor
Chris Maguire   Contributor

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