Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace. To enjoy Prime Music, go to Your Music Library and transfer your account to (UK).
Currently unavailable.
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Available to Download Now
Buy the MP3 album for £7.99

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
  • Enlightenment
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available


2 customer reviews

Currently unavailable.
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.
Customers also viewed these available items
Currently unavailable. We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.

Amazon's McCoy Tyner Store

Visit Amazon's McCoy Tyner Store
for all the music, discussions, and more.

Product details

  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Milestone
  • ASIN: 5550708973
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See both customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Scarlett on 13 Sept. 2010
Format: Audio CD
This was the first album of Tyner's I bought. I had read a review in Melody Maker where adjectives like "devastatingly brilliant" were being used to describe it and the man. I was not disappointed. Just listening to this at home takes your breath away. I imagine that those priveliged enough to have been there consider this one of their great concert experiences. In an attempt to recreate this, all the music played is included. On the original double LP this meant overlapping the music on
sides 2,3 and 4. Therefore the cd is a definite improvement.

There are so many highlights, I'm only going to mention the bass solo by Joony Booth at the beginning of Walk Sprit,Talk Spirit, which acts as an intro. It's so good I sometimes find myself hummimg it! The rest of the music is intense but never anything but melodic. What musicianship!

Living in Barcelona, I have been fortunate enough to see MT on 3 occasions, the last one in July this year. These days he has the physical aspect of an old man due to crippling illness and I got the impression that this would be the last time.
The fact that he played WSTS indicates that he considers it to be one of his favourites. He played like the genius he is

Thanks for everything McCoy.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By peter chapman on 17 Mar. 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
The first thing I noticed about this release was how thin the paperwork was.It was so thin that the paper on the window behind the tray was wrinkled.But I find that to iron them between two pieces of paper does flatten it.But it will come back though because it is so thin...Good music though!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) 16 reviews
19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Perhaps the peak of Tyner's post-Coltrane career 12 Mar. 2006
By Jess Row - Published on
Format: Audio CD
It's very easy to compare this recording to "A Love Supreme," but careful listening makes clear this is Tyner's music through and through. It attempts to recreate the spiritual intensity of the Coltrane quartet using the musical vocabulary Tyner developed in his earlier solo work (particularly his Blue Note albums "The Real McCoy" and "Extensions"). But the most remarkable thing about it is Tyner's absolute freedom at the keyboard. In his solos here we hear him stepping out of Coltrane's shadow and taking the spotlight. Much as I love his more intimate 60's dates (including his sideman work with Wayne Shorter and Joe Henderson) I haven't heard any Tyner recording that measures up to "Enlightenment." It's an absolute must for any Tyner fan or anyone interested in the legacies of the classic Coltrane era.
20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
intense 24 April 2001
By hbaker - Published on
Format: Audio CD
An amazing display of musicianship- McCoy plays some of the most intense music I have ever heard him play on this album, his set from the 1973 Montreux Jazz festival. He is supported by bassist Joony Booth (from Tony Williams' group), Alphonse Mouzon (slick player), and Azar Lawrence, who played on Miles' Live recording, "Dark Magus", about a year after this one. The shortest track is 8 minutes long, with two tracks (the Enlightenment Suite and Walk Spirit, Talk Spirit) being roughly 25 minutes apeice! Epic Tyner is all over this album; his trademark fourth stacks and blistering right hand runs are in every tune. The group interacts really well, and another nice aspect to this disc is that you get your money's worth- the concert is presented in it's entirety (about 70 minutes). This is a great album. You should also note that most of this concert is not relaxed- the players play hard for the whole album!
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
amazing live recording 16 April 2000
By Robert I. Bloom - Published on
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
this disc blows my mind --it`s an amazing document ---of a live recording that sounds as exciting today as it did in montreaux 73 where the audience was obviously inspiring these guys to new heights-- from jooney booths brilliant bass playing --listen to his beautiful solo that opens up the last track -- to mouzons wonderful percussion & lawrence`s great sax work and mccoy`s raging piano--this disc is a veritable force of nature captured on disc--a real beauty !
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
McCoy's masterpiece 27 Jan. 2005
By Matt Stephens - Published on
Format: Audio CD
1. Presenting the Mccoy Tyner Quartet 1:19
2. Enlightenment Suite, Pt. 1 - Genesis 10:02
3. Enlightenment Suite, Pt. 2: The Offering 4:36
4. Enlightenment Suite, Pt. 3 - Inner Glimpse 10:04
5. Presence 10:35
6. Nebula 9:39
7. Walk Spirit, Talk Spirit - Introduction 24:04

McCoy Tyner, piano, percussion
Azar Lawrence, tenor & soprano sax
Joony Booth, bass
Alphonse Mouzon, drums

McCoy Tyner was really doing something great in the '70s. While many musicians were going "fusion," (not to say that fusion is invalid), McCoy took what he learned from playing with John Coltrane and put his personal touch on it. What resulted was some of the best music of the decade. Enlightenment, from 1973, is a perfect example of McCoy Tyner in his prime.

"The Enlightenment Suite" is often compared to John Coltrane's A Love Supreme. Some have said that McCoy was trying too hard to re-create the legendary 1964 masterpiece and could never measure up to it. But why would he feel the need to do that? He took part in creating A Love Supreme! Basically, he had already achieved greatness by 1964, so I hardly believe that Enlightenment was his way of copying John Coltrane. After all, that would just be copying himself, as he was an integral part of Coltrane's group for 5 years. McCoy had become a Muslim in the '60s and was becoming a very spiritual person by the early '70s. His music was starting to reflect his spiritual beliefs, at least more so than his '60s recordings as a leader. His playing style changed, or rather developed, and his writing style was all his own. McCoy Tyner really was (and still is) a very singular artist.

What a wonderful album this is. Every note played here is sincere and straight from the heart. McCoy, Azar Lawrence (sax), Joony Booth (bass), and Alphonse Mouzon (drums) work wonderfully together and really complement each other's playing.

Although everyone is so satisfying on this record, I especially enjoy Azar's playing. Every saxophonist who has ever played with McCoy Tyner has been compared in one way or another to Coltrane, which is unfair. That is like comparing a person to God. I'm not saying that Coltrane was God; I just don't think that anyone will ever be able to measure up to him. He was just on a whole other level that is almost unreachable. Azar's voice on this album is very supportive and strong, and he doesn't overplay. This is the only album I've heard him play on so far, but I can tell that he definitely has his own style. Joony Booth and Alphonse Mouzon are awesome as well.

Enlightenment... A landmark in McCoy Tyner's long career.
8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Outstanding and inspirational 30 Jan. 2002
By "n_dogg" - Published on
Format: Audio CD
I picked up this album by chance. I didnt have any previous experience with McCoy Tyner and decided this looked interesting. To be honest, it was the cover photo that caught my attention, but I think it is appropriate. Sometimes the process of being enlightened is difficult and painful.
Anyway, I was blown away by the entire cd, especially the last track. I am primarily a jazz fan, but I enjoy a little of everything. This album contains some strong fusion influences which I really love.
I would recommend this album highly. However, I will tell you its not what you might call easy listening--listening to these tunes requires your full attention!
Were these reviews helpful? Let us know

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Look for similar items by category