Wednesday, November 19, 2014

McCoy Tyner - Expansions (1968)

One of the very best out of many stellar releases from this jazz pianist great, Expansions splits the difference between relatively straightforward hard bop grooves and frantic, atonal avant-garde jazz. I can't even imagine coming close to making music that's this advanced.

Track listing:
1. Vision
2. Song of Happiness
3. Smitty's Place
4. Peresina
5. I Thought I'd Let You Know

The high priest


  1. For jazz piano it's Waldron, Monk and Evans for me. Some Flanagan or Garland too. But I always thought Tyner just sort of banged around with no discernible spirit or touch. This album does nothing to dispel that feeling for me. I know people who are massive McCoy Tyner junkies. But I must admit it escapes me.

  2. Great! Thanks for the post.