Jazz recommendations please!
February 11, 2013 5:22 AM   Subscribe

Lately, I can't get enough of the sound of McCoy Tyner's piano from the recordings he did with that great Coltrane quartet. I'm wearing those grooves thin. What else should I be listening to?

Assume that I'm pretty familiar with the stuff JC & Tyner recorded together. I'm also moving through Tyner's own catalog right now. So recommendations for maybe lesser-known albums where Tyner plays as a sideman, or more contemporary albums where the pianist is influenced by Tyner are warmly welcomed.
posted by .kobayashi. to Media & Arts (6 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
Tyner is a sideman on the following, all classics:

Wayne Shorter: "JuJu"
Hank Mobley: "Straight No Filter"
Grant Green: "Matador"

As you're probably seeing, he has a deep catalog as a leader - "Extensions" is the one that I end up playing the most.
posted by ryanshepard at 6:35 AM on February 11, 2013 [3 favorites]

A Jazz Message by the Art Blakey Quartet
posted by chillmost at 7:32 AM on February 11, 2013

Chick Corea's Now He Sings, Now He Sobs is basically an album-length rumination on McCoy Tyner's brand of quartal harmony. Chick has a very different textural sense and a sunnier disposition, but the influence is evident and even aside from all that I think it's one of the best trio records ever recorded.
posted by invitapriore at 8:47 AM on February 11, 2013 [2 favorites]

invitapriore -- I do really like that Corea album, though I've never made the connection to Tyner until now. You're definitely thinking about this the right way, though!
posted by .kobayashi. at 11:11 AM on February 11, 2013

Tyner collaborated several times with Joe Henderson; In 'N Out is particularly enjoyable. Elvin Jones also appears on some of these recordings, giving them an even stronger Coltrane vibe.
posted by Svejk at 1:17 PM on February 12, 2013 [1 favorite]

Most of these I already know, but they are good recommendations, keeping with what I'm looking for. So I'll mark them as best, for anyone referring to this thread later. And I'll be checking out the Blakey record real soon.
posted by .kobayashi. at 3:15 PM on February 12, 2013

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