Cosmos (McCoy Tyner album)

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Studio album by McCoy Tyner
Released August 1976[1][2]
Recorded November 22, 1968; April 4, 1969 and July 21, 1970
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Label Blue Note
Producer Duke Pearson
McCoy Tyner chronology
Inner Voices

Cosmos is a double LP by jazz pianist McCoy Tyner released on the Blue Note label in August 1977.[1][2] It contains material recorded in November 1968, April 1969 and July 1970 and features two trio performances by Tyner with Herbie Lewis, and Freddie Waits a larger group featuring Harold Vick, Al Gibbons and a string quartet and a sextet with Hubert Laws, Andrew White and Gary Bartz. The album has not yet been released on CD but the three tracks from the July 21, 1970 recording session appear on the CD release of Asante.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[3]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states "the quality of the performances are consistently high... and the music is consistently intriguing."[1]

Track listing[edit]

Side One

  1. "Song for My Lady" - 7:30
  2. "Cosmos" - 9:00

Side Two

  1. "Shaken, But Not Forsaken" - 11:30
  2. "Vibration Blues" - 8:40

Side Three

  1. "Forbidden Land" - 13:50
  2. "Planet X" - 7:40

Side Four

  1. "Asian Lullaby" - 7:27
  2. "Hope" - 14:14
All compositions by McCoy Tyner
Recorded on November 22, 1968 (Side Three track 2), April 4, 1969 (Side One & Side Two) and July 21, 1970 (Side Three track 1 & Side Four)


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Yanow, Scott. "Cosmos (review)". Allmusic. Rovi Corp. Retrieved August 3, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Released Aug. 1977 as per Allmusic, though other sources (e.g. specify 1976.
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 194. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.