Atlantis (McCoy Tyner album)

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Live album by McCoy Tyner
Released June 1975[1]
Recorded August 31-September 1, 1974
Keystone Korner, San Francisco
Genre Jazz
Length 71:37
Label Milestone
Producer Orrin Keepnews
McCoy Tyner chronology
Sama Layuca

Atlantis is a live album by jazz pianist McCoy Tyner released on the Milestone label. It was recorded at the Keystone Korner in San Francisco on August 31 & September 1, 1974 and features Tyner in performance with Azar Lawrence, Joony Booth, Wilby Fletcher and Guilherme Franco.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
Penguin Guide to Jazz 3/3 stars(1/1 star)[3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[4]

Scott Yanow, writing for Allmusic, notes that "Tyner creates some very powerful and highly original solos, really tearing into some of the more extended pieces... Essential music that still sounds fresh and adventurous".[2] Richard Cook and Brian Morton, authors of The Penguin Guide to Jazz, opine that the both Enlightenment and Atlantis are "two huge, sprawling concert recordings which will drain most listeners: Tyner's piano outpourings seem unstoppable, and Lawrence comes on as an even fierier spirit than Fortune, even if both are in thrall to Coltrane."[3]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by McCoy Tyner, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Atlantis" 17:59
2. "In a Sentimental Mood" (Duke Ellington, Manny Kurtz, Irving Mills) 5:39
3. "Makin' Out" 13:04
4. "My One and Only Love" (Guy Wood, Robert Mellin) 9:59
5. "Pursuit" 9:20
6. "Love Samba" 15:56

Recorded on August 31 (tracks 3, 5) and September 1, 1974 (tracks 1, 2, 4 and 6).



  1. ^ Billboard June 14, 1975
  2. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. "Atlantis (review)". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved July 29, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2008) [1992]. The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (9th ed.). New York: Penguin. p. 1246. ISBN 978-0-14-103401-0. 
  4. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 194. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.