Virtuoso musicians sometimes need other virtuosos to bring out the best in their playing. McCoy Tyner, one of the preeminent jazz pianists of the postwar era, is in inspiring company on this all-star trio recording. It's not the first time that Tyner has recorded with bassist Stanley Clarke or drummer Al Foster, but this latest encounter gives plenty of evidence that these formidable players still have much in common and that each has continued maturing as an instrumentalist. Tyner, Clarke, and Foster each can be full-force players, and it's that gutsy vigor that makes them so complementary. On steaming tracks like "Trane-like" and "Will You Still Be Mine," Clarke's hyperactive bass and Foster's rumbling drumming put heat under Tyner, and he reacts in kind. A pianist with seemingly unlimited energy, Tyner has in the past let his prodigious chops stand in for true inspiration. Here, he never fronts -- Clarke and Foster wouldn't have it. The rhythm team, who have done time in fusion bands, let their pure jazz roots come to the fore on this recording. Foster's years with Joe Henderson have given him a sixth-sense feel for small group interaction, while Clarke is as adroit as ever on the acoustic bass. Even when Clarke slaps on an electric instrument during "I Want to Tell You About That," and "In the Tradition Of," his superb musicianship tastefully anchors the proceedings. As for Tyner, there's still plenty of juice left in this longtime veteran to inspire -- and scare -- younger players for years to come.