McCoy Tyner was effective in the Coltrane Quartet but is less so as a trio pianist. His thick chordal style leaves not enough room for melodic development and the disc soon becomes monotonous, the more so as the melodies of the tunes become blurred by his treatment of them.
Anybody who loves Jazz will love this. Of course there is Oscar Petersen, Ramsey Lewis, the great Count and many, many more but McCoy Tyner touches the spot for me. No further comments necessary. Enjoy.
This is not only my favourite McCoy Tyner record but also one of my best loved jazz albums. It's the perfect late night record - gentle soothing vibes to help you come down at the end of the working week.
The opener Satin Doll sets the scene, Tyner working his magic. Three tracks in and you get one of the best interpretations of Round Midnight. Really good stuff.
If you are looking for a simple and intimate jazz set then this McCoy Tyner trio delivers the goods. Highly recommended.
This is McCoy Tyner at his best. The blues are traditional but yet have his signature all over them. The ballads are gentle, tuneful and full of emotion. I bought this CD on a whim, having only heared a limmited amout of Tyner previously, and was enthralled. A wonderful CD to buy either as an introduction to mellow Jazz, or to the great pianist himself. A must for your collection.