Song for My Lady

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Song for My Lady
Song for My Lady.jpg
Studio album by McCoy Tyner
Released February 1973[1]
Recorded September 6 and November 27, 1972
Mercury Sound Studios, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 44:44
Label Milestone
MSP 9044
Producer Orrin Keepnews
McCoy Tyner chronology
Echoes of a Friend
(1972)Echoes of a Friend1972
Song for My Lady
Song of the New World
(1973)Song of the New World1973
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[3]

Song for My Lady is a 1973 album by jazz pianist McCoy Tyner, his second to be released on the Milestone label. It was recorded in September and November 1972 and features performances by Tyner with Sonny Fortune, Calvin Hill, Alphonse Mouzon with Charles Tolliver and Mtume joining on two tracks.


The Allmusic review by Eugene Chadbourne states "This is quite a fine collection of tracks and one of Tyner's six best albums".[4]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by McCoy Tyner except as indicated
  1. "Native Song" - 13:00
  2. "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes" (Bernier, Brainin) - 8:17
  3. "Song for My Lady" - 7:37
  4. "A Silent Tear" - 4:30
  5. "Essence" - 11:20

Tracks 1 and 5 recorded on September 6, 1972; 2, 3 and 4 on November 27, 1972.



  1. ^ Billboard Mar 3, 1973
  2. ^ Allmusic Review
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 194. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  4. ^ Chadbourne, E. Allmusic Review accessed February 23, 2009.