McCoy Tyner records ‘The Real McCoy’ with Joe Henderson, Ron Carter & Elvin Jones (1967)

McCoy Tyner’s ‘The Real McCoy’ is his seventh album recorded on April 21, 1967 with Joe Henderson, Ron Carter & Elvin Jones and released the same year by Blue Note.

Track Listing : 1.Passion Dance (Mccoy Tyner) – 08:47 . 2.Contemplation (Mccoy Tyner) – 09:12 . 3.Four By Five (Mccoy Tyner) – 06:37 . 4.Search For Peace (Mccoy Tyner) – 06:32 . 5.Blues On The Corner (Mccoy Tyner) – 05:58

Francis Wolff

Musicians : Mccoy Tyner – Piano . Joe Henderson – Tenor Saxophone . Ron Carter – Bass . Elvin Jones – Drums

Production : Produced By Alfred Lion . Rudy Van Gelder – Engineer

Package : Nat Hentoff – Liner Notes . Reid Miles – Cover Design . Francis Wolff asterisques RVM – Photography

Recorded On April 21, 1967 At Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs.

Released In 1967 By Blue Note.


Jazzbo Notes
The Real McCoy was the start of McCoy Tyner’s modern period, which would eventually reach it’s peak during the Milestone years. On The Real McCoy, Tyner’s playing wasn’t as blistering as it would later become, but he was already delving into modal playing and composingand he’s got a killer band to help him along. […]

Arguably Tyner’s best recording, The Real McCoy stands out as a blue-blooded Blue Note with three veritable legends on side caught merely by an accident of history on the wrong side of the line after the sale of Blue Note to Liberty Records […]

In the liner notes, Tyner talks about the pieces selected for this album. … The…merry piece called “Blues on the Corner”, a reminiscenceand musical portrait, of Tyner’s childhood: “When I was growing up in Philadelphia, some of the kids I knew liked to hang out on the corner[…]youngsters talking, kidding around, jiving. […]


McCoy Tyner’s ‘The Real McCoy’


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