Quartet (McCoy Tyner album)

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Live album by
ReleasedSeptember 11, 2007 (2007-09-11)
RecordedDecember 30 & 31, 2006
VenueYoshi's, Oakland, California
LabelMcCoy Tyner Music
McCoy Tyner chronology

Quartet is a live album by McCoy Tyner released on his McCoy Tyner Music label in 2007. It was recorded in December 2006 at Yoshi's in Oakland, California and features performances by Tyner with Joe Lovano, Christian McBride, and Jeff "Tain" Watts.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings4/4 stars[2]

The Allmusic review by Michael G. Nastos states, "In many ways this is a remarkable date, a well-paced program with all the pieces (save "For All We Know") timed at around ten minutes, proof positive that Tyner's game is still very much on, and hovering at a very high level".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by McCoy Tyner except where indicated

  1. "Walk Spirit, Talk Spirit" – 9:31
  2. "Mellow Minor" – 9:51
  3. "Sama Layuca" – 12:22
  4. "Passion Dance" – 11:20
  5. "Search for Peace" – 11:01
  6. "Blues on the Corner" – 9:47
  7. "For All We Know" (J. Fred Coots, Sam M. Lewis) – 3:04



  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 1428. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.
  3. ^ Nastos, M. G. Allmusic Review accessed March 8, 2009.
  4. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/mccoy-tyner-quartet-mw0000490730/credits