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Live album by McCoy Tyner
Released 1988
Recorded November 25 & 26, 1988
Genre Jazz
Label Milestone
McCoy Tyner chronology
Live at Sweet Basil
(1989)Live at Sweet Basil1989
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Uptown/Downtown is a 1988 live album by McCoy Tyner released on the Milestone label, his first for the label since 13th House (1980). It was recorded in November 1988 and features performances by Tyner's Big Band, which included Junior Cook, Ricky Ford, Kamau Adilifu and Steve Turre, recorded at the Blue Note jazz club in New York City. The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states that "the results are quite memorable and frequently exciting. Recommended".[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Love Surrounds Us Everywhere" - 8:25
  2. "Three Flowers" - 6:56
  3. "Genesis" - 7:57
  4. "Uptown" - 7:11
  5. "Lotus Flower" (Turre) - 6:52
  6. "Blues for Basie" - 9:34
All compositions by McCoy Tyner except as indicated
  • Recorded at the Blue Note, NYC, November 25 & 26, 1988.



  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed February 27, 2009.