McCoy Tyner Inception 180g 45rpm 2LP
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Limited Edition 180 Gram, 45rpm 2LP Set!
Only the 1st 1,500 Copies are Numbered!
Cut by Kevin Gray at 45 RPM and packaged in extra-thick cardboard stock gatefold jackets!
Those familiar with the dense, percussive style that pianist McCoy Tyner has
cultivated since the 1970s onwards may be surprised by what they hear on
Inception. Like Reaching Fourth and Nights of Ballads and Blues, this album
gives listeners the chance to hear what a very young Tyner sounded like outside
the confines of the classic John Coltrane quartet of the early '60s; it reveals
a lyrical approach to jazz piano that seems a far cry from Tyner's mature style.
The choice of material is fairly evenly split between modal pieces like
"Inception" and more harmonically involved tunes like "Speak Low," and the
pianist's treatment of both demonstrates the extent to which his early work was
rooted in bebop. Tyner had yet to develop the massive orchestral sound and
highly distinctive vocabulary of modal licks that would mark his later style,
and throughout this album he spins dizzyingly long and singing lines with an
exquisitely light touch. The irresistible rush of forward momentum that he
maintains on tracks like "Effendi" and "Blues for Gwen" is breathtaking, and
there is an exuberant, almost athletic quality to much of his solo work. Bassist
Art Davis and drummer Elvin Jones provide superb accompaniment throughout, and
they lay a solid rhythmic foundation for Tyner's sparkling melodic flights. The
pianist's penchant for drama, which asserts itself more strongly in his later
work, is on brief display in the original ballad "Sunset"; his skills as an
arranger, though evident on several tracks, are perhaps best illustrated by the
intricate contrapuntal treatment of "There Is No Greater Love."
• Limited Edition
• Only the 1st 1,500 Copies are Numbered!
• 180g Vinyl
• Double LP
• Pressed by RTI
2. There Is No Greater Love
3. Blues for Gwen
6. Speak Low