Extensions (McCoy Tyner album)
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|Recorded||February 9, 1970|
|Studio||Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ|
|McCoy Tyner chronology|
|The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide|||
Extensions is an album by jazz pianist McCoy Tyner released on the Blue Note label. It was recorded on February 9, 1970 and released in January 1973. It features performances by Tyner with Gary Bartz, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, Elvin Jones, and has Alice Coltrane on three tracks.
In his AllMusic review Scott Yanow says, "The all-star sextet stretches out on lengthy renditions of four of Tyner's modal originals, and there is strong solo space for the leader and the two saxophonists... Stimulating music".
Reviewing the album for jazz.com, Jared Pauley says, "McCoy Tyner finds himself among elite company on Extensions. Recorded as jazz was entering the fusion period, this is a great example of just how good straight-ahead swing can sound... This performance matches the superb quality of previous Shorter and Tyner albums where members of the Davis and Coltrane groups recorded together."
(All compositions by Tyner)
- "Message from the Nile" - 12:22
- "The Wanderer" - 7:43
- "Survival Blues" - 13:15
- "His Blessings" - 6:50
- McCoy Tyner – piano
- Gary Bartz – alto saxophone
- Wayne Shorter – tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone
- Ron Carter – bass
- Elvin Jones – drums
- Alice Coltrane – harp (tracks 1, 3 & 4)
- Producer – Duke Pearson
- Recorded by – Rudy Van Gelder
- Liner notes – André Perry
- Cover photography – Clifford Janoff