Inception (McCoy Tyner album)
|Studio album by McCoy Tyner|
January 10–11, 1962|
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
|McCoy Tyner chronology|
|The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide|||
The Allmusic review by Alexander Gelfand states that "this album gives listeners the chance to hear what a very young Tyner sounded like outside the confines of the classic John Coltrane quartet of the early '60s; it reveals a lyrical approach to jazz piano that seems a far cry from Tyner's mature style".
"Blues for Gwen" was named after Tyner's sister, whilst "Sunset" was suggested by Tyner's wife, Aisha, because the piece "brought to her mind an impression of nature, and because it's a reflective ballad, "Sunset" seemed the logical title."
All compositions by McCoy Tyner except as indicated
- "Inception" - 4:28
- "There Is No Greater Love" (Jones, Symes) - 6:21
- "Blues for Gwen" - 4:27
- "Sunset" - 4:41
- "Effendi" - 6:39
- "Speak Low" (Nash, Weill) - 6:18
- Recorded on January 10 (#1, 4-5) and January 11 (#2-3, 6), 1962.
- The House That Trane Built: The Story of Impulse Records, page 90
- Gelfand, A. Allmusic Review accessed February 19, 2009.
- Down Beat: November 8, 1962 vol. 29, no. 28
- Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 194. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
- Original liner notes