Natural Essence

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Natural Essence
Natural Essence.jpg
Studio album by Tyrone Washington
Released 1968
Recorded December 29, 1967
Genre Jazz
Length 38:37
Label Blue Note
Producer Alfred Lion
Tyrone Washington chronology
Natural Essence

Natural Essence is the debut album by American saxophonist Tyrone Washington featuring performances recorded in 1967 and released on the Blue Note label.[1]


The Allmusic review by Ken Dryden awarded the album 4½ stars stating "Only 23 at the time of the recording, the tenor saxophonist composed six originals and is joined by other promising young lions who went onto great careers... Washington shows the influence of John Coltrane during his rapid-fire runs, while his playing during his more straight-ahead works proves to be more memorable".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Tyrone Washington
  1. "Natural Essence" - 5:01
  2. "Yearning for Love" - 6:27
  3. "Positive Path" - 8:06
  4. "Soul Dance" - 8:02
  5. "Ethos" - 6:14
  6. "Song of Peace" - 5:11
  • Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on December 29, 1967



  1. ^ Blue Note Records discography accessed January 13, 2011
  2. ^ a b Dryden, K. Allmusic Review accessed January 13, 2011