Time for Tyner

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Time for Tyner
Time for Tyner.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 1969[1]
Recorded17 May 1968
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
LabelBlue Note
BST 84307
ProducerDuke Pearson
McCoy Tyner chronology
Tender Moments
Time for Tyner

Time for Tyner is the ninth album by jazz pianist McCoy Tyner and his third released on the Blue Note label. It was recorded in May 1968 and features performances by Tyner with Bobby Hutcherson, Herbie Lewis and Freddie Waits.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide4/5 stars[3]

The Penguin Guide to Jazz selected this album as part of its suggested "Core Collection" calling it "a powerhouse performance from first to last."[4] The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow calls the album "A fine all-round showcase for McCoy Tyner in the late '60s".[5]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by McCoy Tyner except as noted

  1. "African Village" - 12:11
  2. "Little Madimba" - 8:34
  3. "May Street" - 5:22
  4. "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" (Hart, Rodgers) - 7:10
  5. "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top" (Hammerstein, Rodgers) - 5:12
  6. "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face" (Lerner, Loewe) - 4:27



  1. ^ Billboard Aug 2, 1969
  2. ^ Allmusic Review
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 194. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  4. ^ Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2006) [1992]. "McCoy Tyner". The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (8th. ed.). New York: Penguin. p. 1310. ISBN 0-14-102327-9.
  5. ^ Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed 20 February 2009.