Counterpoints (McCoy Tyner album)

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Live album by McCoy Tyner
Released September 24, 2004
Recorded July 28, 1978
Genre Jazz
Label Milestone
Producer Orrin Keepnews
McCoy Tyner chronology
Passion Dance
(1978)Passion Dance1978
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Counterpoints: Live in Tokyo is a live album by jazz pianist McCoy Tyner released on the Milestone label in 2004. It was recorded, along with Passion Dance (1978), in July 1978 at the Live Under the Sky festival in Tokyo, Japan and features performances by Tyner with Tony Williams and Ron Carter.


The Allmusic review by Ken Dryden states "Even with Tyner's fierce attack at the keyboard and his heavy use of the sustain pedal at times, the sound is remarkably clear".[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Greeting" - 11:30
  2. "Aisha" - 7:08
  3. "Sama Layuca" - 6:38
  4. "Prelude to a Kiss" (Ellington, Gordon, Mills) - 9:20
  5. "Iki Masho (Let's Go)" - 13:58
All compositions by McCoy Tyner except as indicated
  • Recorded at "Live Under The Sky", Denen Colosseum, Tokyo, Japan, July 28, 1978



  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ Dryden, K. Allmusic Review accessed February 24, 2009.