Focal Point (album)

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Focal Point
Focal Point (album).jpg
Studio album by McCoy Tyner
Released 1976
Recorded August 4–7, 1976
Genre Jazz
Label Milestone
Producer Orrin Keepnews
McCoy Tyner chronology
Fly with the Wind
Focal Point
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
All About Jazz (Positive)[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[3]

Focal Point is a 1976 album by jazz pianist McCoy Tyner, his tenth to be released on the Milestone label. It was recorded in August 1976 and features performances by Tyner with Charles Fambrough and Eric Gravatt.


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states "Because virtually all of McCoy Tyner's records are superior examples of modal-oriented jazz, this gem is merely an above-average effort".[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Mes Trois Fils" - 7:56
  2. "Parody" - 6:55
  3. "Indo-Serenade" - 5:35
  4. "Mode for Dulcimer" - 8:59
  5. "Departure" - 5:58
  6. "Theme for Nana" - 5:14
All compositions by McCoy Tyner
    • Recorded at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, August 4–7, 1976



  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ All About Jazz 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 February 24, 2009.