The Greeting

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The Greeting
The Greeting.jpg
Live album by
RecordedMarch 17 & 18, 1978
ProducerOrrin Keepnews
McCoy Tyner chronology
Inner Voices
The Greeting
Passion Dance
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide3/5 stars[2]

The Greeting is a 1978 live album by jazz pianist McCoy Tyner, his thirteenth release on the Milestone label. It was recorded in March 1978 at the Great American Music Hall and features performances by Tyner with a sextet featuring George Adams, Joe Ford, Charles Fambrough, Woody "Sonship" Theus and Guilherme Franco and a solo performance of John Coltrane's "Naima".


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow calls the album "One of the better McCoy Tyner records on Milestone... An excellent example of McCoy Tyner's playing in the 1970s".[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Hand in Hand" - 6:18
  2. "Fly with the Wind" - 14:54
  3. "Pictures" - 7:57
  4. "Naima" (Coltrane) - 4:44
  5. "The Greeting" - 8:55
All compositions by McCoy Tyner except as indicated
  • Recorded at the Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA, March 17 & 18, 1978



  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 194. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  3. ^ Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed February 24, 2009.