McCoy Tyner Plays Ellington

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McCoy Tyner Plays Ellington
Studio album by McCoy Tyner
Released 1965
Recorded December 2 & 7-8, 1964
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 32:08 original LP
48:26 CD reissue
Label Impulse!
A-79
Producer Bob Thiele
McCoy Tyner chronology
Live at Newport
(1964)
McCoy Tyner Plays Ellington
(1965)
The Real McCoy
(1967)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

McCoy Tyner Plays Ellington is the sixth album by jazz pianist McCoy Tyner. It was recorded in December 1964 and released on the Impulse! label in 1965. It features performances by Tyner with Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones, with Latin percussion added on four of the tracks. It would be Tyner's last effort for the label, before signing with Blue Note. The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states that "This is an excellent outing that displays both Tyner's debt to the jazz tradition and his increasingly original style".[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Duke's Place" (Ellington, Katz, Thiele) - 3:18
  2. "Caravan" (Ellington, Mills, Tizol) - 3:32
  3. "Solitude" (DeLange, Ellington, Mills) - 5:09
  4. "Searchin'" (Allen, Ellington) - 4:33
  5. "Mr. Gentle and Mr. Cool" (Baker, Ellington) - 6:28
  6. "Satin Doll" (Ellington, Mercer, Strayhorn) - 4:10
  7. "Gypsy Without a Song" (Ellington, Gordon, Lou Singer, Tizol) - 4:58

Bonus tracks on CD:

  1. "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" (Ellington, Mills) - 4:02
  2. "I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good)" (Ellington, Webster) - 5:57
  3. "Gypsy Without a Song" [Alternate Take] - 6:14

Recorded on December 2 (#8, 9), 7 (#3, 5, 7, 10) & 8 (#1, 2, 4, 6), 1964

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed February 20, 2009.