Reaching Fourth

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Reaching Fourth
Reaching Fourth.jpg
Studio album by McCoy Tyner Trio
Released February 1963[1]
Recorded November 14, 1962
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 34:05
Label Impulse!
Producer Bob Thiele
McCoy Tyner Trio chronology
Reaching Fourth
Nights of Ballads & Blues
(1963)Nights of Ballads & Blues1963
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[3]

Reaching Fourth is the second album by jazz pianist McCoy Tyner which was released on the Impulse! label in 1963. It features performances by Tyner with Henry Grimes and Roy Haynes.


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states that the album "although not as intense as his work with the John Coltrane Quartet, is generally memorable and still sounds quite viable 35 years later".[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Reaching Fourth" (Tyner) - 4:21
  2. "Goodbye" (Jenkins) - 5:46
  3. "Theme for Ernie" (Fred Lacey) - 6:00
  4. "Blues Back" (Tyner) - 6:54
  5. "Old Devil Moon" [From Finian's Rainbow] (Harburg, Lane) - 7:27
  6. "Have You Met Miss Jones?" [From I'd Rather Be Right] (Hart, Rodgers) - 3:47



  1. ^ Billboard Feb 23, 1963
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed February 19, 2009.
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 194. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.