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Sama Layuca

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Sama Layuca
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Above The Rainbow
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La Cubana
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Desert Cry
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Paradox
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Total Tracks: 5   Total Length: 43:32

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Classic, Mid-Period Tyner

rfusillo

This is a classic from McCoy's middle period, during the 1970's. His playing was at its most energetic, with pounding chords in the left hand (yes, I actually saw him break a string on a Yamaha grand) and machine-gun spraying of pentatonics in the right hand. It's all about passion, spirituality, and energy. AND, as with all of Tyner's Milestone albums, the sidemen are great.

They Say All Music Guide

Pianist McCoy Tyner is heard at the height of his powers throughout this rewarding set. He contributed all five compositions and has a colorful and diverse group of major players at his disposal to interpret them: vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson, altoist Gary Bartz, Azar Lawrence on tenor and soprano, John Stubblefield doubling on oboe and flute, bassist Buster Williams, drummer Billy Hart and both Mtume and Guillerme Franco on percussion. The results (which include a brief Tyner-Hutcherson duet on “Above the Rainbow”) are quite rewarding and serve as a strong example of McCoy Tyner’s music. – Scott Yanow