Tuesday, December 4, 2007

McCoy Tyner - 1973 - Song of the New World



"Song of the New World represents a point of departure for McCoy Tyner. In previous recordings he had composed and arranged for medium-sized groups with horns. But for this 1973 album he set himself a challenge of considerable complexity, to properly deploy the resources of a big jazz band and, on some tracks, strings and woodwinds. Tyner more than satisfactorily marshalled these large forces, avoiding the pitfalls of either overwhelming his piano or reducing the supporting cast to mere background music. Tyner's approach to orchestration, as to piano playing, is centered in unity, completeness, and uncompromising musicianship." ~ Concord Music Group

Tracklisting

01. Afro Blue
02. Little Brother
03. The Divine Love
04. Some Day
05. Song Of The New World

McCoy Tyner, piano
Sonny Fortune, flute, soprano sax, alto sax
Jooney Booth, bass
Alphonse Mouzon, drums
Hubert Laws, piccolo, flute
Virgil Jones, trumpet
Cecil Bridgewater, trumpet
Jon Faddis, trumpet
Garnett Brown, trombone
Dick Griffin, trombone, bass trombone
Kiani Zawadi, euphonium
Julius Watkins, french horn
Willie Ruff, french horn
William Warnick III, french horn
Bob Stewart, tuba
Sonny Morgan, conga
John Blair, violin
Sanford Allen, violin
Winston Collymore, violin
Noel DaCosta, violin
Marie Hence, violin
Julian Barber, viola
Alfred Brown, viola
Ronald Lipscomb, viola
Kermit Moore, cello
Harry Smyles, oboe