Asante (album)

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Asante
Asante (album).jpg
Studio album by McCoy Tyner
Released April 1974[1]
Recorded 10 September 1970
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 41:53
Label Blue Note
BN-LA 223-G
Producer Duke Pearson
McCoy Tyner chronology
Song of the New World
(1973)Song of the New World1973
Asante
(1974)
Sama Layuca
(1974)Sama Layuca1974
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[3]

Asante is an album by jazz pianist McCoy Tyner released on the Blue Note label. It was recorded in 1970 and features performances by Tyner with Andrew White, Ted Dunbar, Buster Williams, Billy Hart, Mtume and "Songai" Sandra Smith providing vocals on two tracks. The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states "Asante is a bit unusual for the emphasis is on group interplay rather than individual solos".[4] The CD release adds three tracks that originally appeared on the album Cosmos (1976).

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by McCoy Tyner

Original LP

1. "Malika" - 14:02
2. "Asante" - 6:12
3. "Goin' Home" - 7:39
4. "Fulfillment" - 14:00

Bonus tracks on CD release from Cosmos, recorded on July 21, 1970

5. "Forbidden Land" - 13:46
6. "Asian Lullaby" - 8:30
7. "Hope" - 14:11

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard Apr 27, 1974
  2. ^ Allmusic Review
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 194. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  4. ^ Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed 23 February 2009.