McCoy Tyner records the album : ‘Sahara’ with Sonny Fortune, Calvin Hill and Alphonse Mouzon (1972)

McCoy Tyner’s ‘Sahara’ is an album recorded in January 1972 with Sonny Fortune, Calvin Hill & Alphonse Mouzon and released in July 1972 by Milestone.

Track Listing : 1.Ebony Queen (Mccoy Tyner) – 09:00 . 2.A Prayer For My Family (Mccoy Tyner) – 04:48 . 3.Valley Of Life (Mccoy Tyner) – 05:19 . 4.Rebirth (Mccoy Tyner) – 05:20 . 5.Sahara (Mccoy Tyner) – 23:27

Musicians : Mccoy Tyner – Piano, Koto On (3), Percussion On (5), Flute On (5) . Sonny Fortune – Alto Saxophone On (4), Soprano Saxophone On (1 – 5), Flute On (3 – 5) . Calvin Hill – Bass, Reeds On (3 – 5), Percussion On (3 – 5) . Alphonse Mouzon – Drums, Trumpet On (5), Reeds On (5), Percussion On (3 – 5)

Production : Produced By Orrin Keepnews Shawn R. Britton – Mastering . Elvin Campbell – Engineer

Package : Clarence Eastmond – Cover Photo . Bob Palmer – Liner Notes . Ron Warwell – Design

Recorded In January 1972 At Decca Recording Studio, New York City.

Released In July 1972 By Milestone.

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JAZZBO
Their job is to blow freely in and around the mode that Tyner sets up, and Fortune excels at this. It’s saying something that Fortune’s soprano alone is sufficient to cut through the dense thickets of Tyner’s chord clusters. […]

Wilson & Alroy’s Record Reviews
The opening “Ebony Queen” is Tyner in turbulent mode, crashing the keys while he and Sonny Fortune (on soprano sax) state the dramatic theme. Then on…. […]

jazz.com
Yet as encouraging as it is to see a jazz musician get the recognition he deserves, it’s even better to discover that musical quality hasn’t been sacrificed for commercial gain. […]

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