The Turning Point

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
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. ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/28/1992
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • UPC: 731451357329
  • Catalog Number: 513573

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Passion Dance - McCoy Tyner (9:05)
  2. 2 Let It Go - McCoy Tyner (9:14)
  3. 3 High Priest - McCoy Tyner (5:14)
  4. 4 Angel Eyes - McCoy Tyner (5:15)
  5. 5 Fly with the Wind - McCoy Tyner (11:55)
  6. 6 Update - McCoy Tyner (8:16)
  7. 7 In a Sentimental Mood - McCoy Tyner (6:08)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
McCoy Tyner Big Band Primary Artist
McCoy Tyner Indexed Contributor, Piano, Track Performer
Bob Belden Conductor
Junior Cook Tenor Saxophone
Slide Hampton Conductor
Howard Johnson Tuba
Avery Sharpe Bass
John Clark Horn, French Horn
Jerry Gonzalez Percussion
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-Fran├žois Deiber Producer
A.T. Michael MacDonald Engineer
Patrice Beausejour Art Direction
Nate Herr Contributor
Chris Maguire Contributor
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