Today and Tomorrow (album)

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Today and Tomorrow
Today and Tomorrow.jpg
Studio album by McCoy Tyner
Released July 1964[1]
Recorded June 4, 1963 and February 4, 1964
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 38:44 (original LP)
50:43 (CD reissue)
Label Impulse!
A-63
Producer Bob Thiele
McCoy Tyner chronology
Nights of Ballads & Blues
(1963)
Today and Tomorrow
(1963)
Live at Newport
(1963)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[3]

Today and Tomorrow is the fourth album by jazz pianist McCoy Tyner. It was recorded for the Impulse! label in 1963 and 1964. It features performances by Tyner with Jimmy Garrison, Albert Heath, John Gilmore, Thad Jones, Frank Strozier, Butch Warren and Elvin Jones.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states that "Virtually all of McCoy Tyner's recordings are easily recommended and this CD has more variety than most of his Impulses".[4]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by McCoy Tyner except as indicated

  1. "Contemporary Focus" - 8:28
  2. "A Night in Tunisia" (Gillespie) - 5:07
  3. "T 'N A Blues" (Jones) - 4:05
  4. "Autumn Leaves" (Kosma) - 6:10
  5. "Three Flowers" - 10:12
  6. "When Sunny Gets Blue" (Marvin Fisher, Segal) - 4:42


The 1991 remastered edition features a different running order, grouping together the tracks from the two sessions. It also adds three tracks from the second session that were initially released on Impulse's The Definitive Jazz Scene series of LP compilations:


  1. Contemporary Focus" - 8:28
  2. "T 'N A Blues" - 4:05
  3. "Three Flowers" - 10:12
  4. "A Night in Tunisia" - 5:07
  5. "Autumn Leaves" - 6:10
  6. "When Sunny Gets Blue" - 4:42
  7. "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To" (Porter) - 4:52
  8. "Five Spot After Dark" (Golson) - 4:52
  9. "Flapstick Blues" - 2:15

Tracks 4-9 recorded on June 4, 1963; tracks 1-3 recorded on February 4, 1964

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard July 11, 1964
  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. ^ Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed February 19, 2009.