Quartets 4 X 4

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Quartets 4 X 4
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Studio album by McCoy Tyner
Released 1980
Recorded March 3, 5, 6 & May 29, 1980
Genre Jazz
Length 76:20
Label Milestone
Producer Orrin Keepnews
McCoy Tyner chronology
Horizon
(1979)Horizon1979
Quatets 4 X 4
(1980)
13th House
(1980)13th House1980
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 2/5 stars[2]

Quartets 4 X 4 is a 1980 album by jazz pianist McCoy Tyner released on the Milestone label. It was recorded in March and May 1980 and features quartet performances by Tyner with Cecil McBee and Al Foster accompanied by Arthur Blythe, Bobby Hutcherson, Freddie Hubbard or John Abercrombie.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states "This collection is a fine all-around showcase for the brilliant pianist even if no new ground is broken".[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Inner Glimpse" - 6:18
  2. "Manhã de Carnaval" (Luiz Bonfá, Antônio Maria) - 5:19
  3. "Paradox" (Cecil McBee) - 6:51
  4. "Backward Glance" (John Abercrombie) - 9:11
  5. "Forbidden Land" - 10:39
  6. "Pannonica" (Thelonious Monk) - 5:57
  7. "I Wanna Stand over There" (Bobby Hutcherson) - 5:19
  8. "The Seeker" - 7:38
  9. "Blues in the Minor" - 8:05
  10. "Stay as Sweet as You Are" (Harry Revel, Mack Gordon) - 4:36
  11. "It's You or No One" (Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn) - 6:27
All compositions by McCoy Tyner except as indicated.
  • Recorded at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, on March 3 (tracks 9–11), 5 (tracks 4–5) and 6 (tracks 6–8), and May 29 (tracks 1–3), 1980.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 196. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  3. ^ Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed February 25, 2009.