Infinity (McCoy Tyner album)

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Infinity
Infinity (McCoy Tyner album).jpg
Studio album by
Released1995
RecordedApril 12-14 1995
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
GenreJazz
Length72:23
LabelImpulse!
ProducerMichael Cuscuna
McCoy Tyner chronology
Prelude and Sonata
(1995)
Infinity
(1995)
What the World Needs Now
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]

Infinity is an album by McCoy Tyner released on the Impulse! label in 1995. It was recorded in April 1995 and features performances by Tyner with Michael Brecker, Avery Sharpe, Aaron Scott and Valtinho Anastacio. The album won the 1996 Grammy for Best Jazz Instrumental Performance (Individual or Group), while Michael Brecker won the Grammy for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo for the track "Impressions".

Reception[edit]

The AllMusic review by Scott Yanow states that "There are not a lot of surprises on this quartet matchup except perhaps for how well Tyner and Brecker mesh together... Brecker's presence and consistently powerful playing does inspire Tyner and his sidemen. For a strong example as to why today's saxophonists have such a high opinion of Michael Brecker, his roaring statement on the extended "Impressions" will suffice. Highly recommended".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by McCoy Tyner except where noted.

  1. "Flying High" - 10:14
  2. "I Mean You" (Hawkins, Monk) - 7:19
  3. "Where Is Love" - 5:31
  4. "Changes" - 9:46
  5. "Blues Stride" - 3:38
  6. "Happy Days" - 9:42
  7. "Impressions" (Coltrane) - 11:13
  8. "Mellow Minor" - 5:26
  9. "Good Morning Heartache" (Drake, Fisher, Higginbotham) - 9:21
  • Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 12 (track 1 & 6), 13 (tracks 4, 7 & 8) and 14 (tracks 2, 3, 5 & 9), 1995

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ AllMusic Review
  2. ^ Yanow, S. AllMusic Review accessed March 5, 2009.