One of Tyner's finest
C. S. Junker | Burien, WA USA | 11/02/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought my first CD player in 1985 ... and waited 20 years for this spectacular live album to be released on disc. It was worth the wait.
This is one of McCoy Tyner's best recordings. A big part of its appeal is that it's almost entirely solo piano, no horns or strings, so the focus is entirely on Tyner's considerable keyboard skills. (There is a rhythm section that plays on a couple of tracks.) These tracks were recorded live in Japan, and he had a good night. The melodies are powerful and complex, and Tyner's playing has never been more dramatic or effective, particularly in this signature version of "Song of the New World", which concludes the album.
If you're a fan of Tyner's piano playing, this is one you'll want to have in your collection."