Obscure but potent trio set from 1991
J. Levinson | Media, PA USA | 07/18/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This trio set is on an obscure label, but the music is powerful and representative of McCoy's live sound circa 1990 onward, combining his progressive technique with mainstream tradition. Avery Sharpe's aggressive fretless electric bass style is also well presented. Drummer Louis Hayes completes the power trio, with Babatunde's colorful percussion on several tracks creating the impression of a larger group. The group performs a couple of basic but upbeat compositions by McCoy (the title track and "Blues for Basie"), Sharpe's "Berliner", and four melodic standards, including Bonfa & Jobim's haunting "Manha de Carnaval". Worth seeking out for Tyner fans."