Be truly wisked away into happiness
Erik Berkule | Decatur, GA United States | 06/22/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The heart of this recording has to be McCoy's rendition of Round Midnight. Although done so many times as a jazz standard, McCoy breathes so much life into this version that the listener can't help but fall in love.The rest of the album is spectacular as well, with McCoy demonstrating his solo ability in not-so-rare form. While many folks only know Tyner as a Coltrane sideman, others know his amazing capacity to engulf the audience in soulful ballads and high tempo acrobatics.The muted picture on the album cover connotes the mystical feeling you be given while listening to this must-have for any jazz fan."
A cool Jazz album from a great jazz pianist.
williedynamite | 09/08/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"One of my favorite jazz albums because it is so cool. McCoy tyner who at that time was more widely known for being and integral part of the John Coltrane Quartet proved that he definetley had the goods to make albums under his own name. Nights of ballads and blues was Tyners third solo album. The album is just that an selection of blues and ballad. Tyner along with Steve davis and Lex Humphries play a group of Jazz standards. The outcome while not breathtaking is still beautiful to listen to. The beauty in listening to this Cd is hearing how the 'melodically inventive' Tyner and the rest of his trio sound together. Not a note feels wasted, but each song sounds unique. A real treat."