Quartets 4 X 4

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Quartets 4 X 4
Studio album by McCoy Tyner
Released 1980
Recorded March 3, 5, 6 & May 29, 1980
Genre Jazz
Length 76:20
Label Milestone
Producer Orrin Keepnews
McCoy Tyner chronology
Horizon
(1979)
Quatets 4 X 4
(1980)
13th House
(1980)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Quartets 4 X 4 is a 1980 album by jazz pianist McCoy Tyner released on the Milestone label. It was recorded in March and May 1980 and features quartet performances by Tyner with Cecil McBee and Al Foster accompanied by Arthur Blythe, Bobby Hutcherson, Freddie Hubbard or John Abercrombie. The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states "This collection is a fine all-around showcase for the brilliant pianist even if no new ground is broken".[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Inner Glimpse" - 6:18
  2. "Manha de Carnaval" (Bonfá) - 5:19
  3. "Paradox" (McBee) - 6:51
  4. "Backward Glance" (Abercrombie) - 9:11
  5. "Forbidden Land" - 10:39
  6. "Pannonica" (Monk) - 5:57
  7. "I Wanna Stand over There" (Hutcherson) - 5:19
  8. "The Seeker" - 7:38
  9. "Blues in the Minor" - 8:05
  10. "Stay as Sweet as You Are" (Gordon, Revel) - 4:36
  11. "It's You or No One" (Cahn, Styne) - 6:27
All compositions by McCoy Tyner except as indicated
  • Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 3 (tracks 9-11), 5 (tracks 4-5), 6 (tracks 6-8) & May 29 (tracks 1-3), 1980

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed February 25, 2009.