McCoy Tyner - Time for Tyner

As a member of the John Coltrane Quartet during 1960-65, McCoy Tyner introduced his influential style, leading jazz piano beyond Bud Powell into modal and postbop music. His thunderous yet lyrical playing perfectly fit Coltrane's adventurous flights. From 1967 to 1970, he issued seven albums on the Blue Note label including Time for Tyner, a robust 1968 quartet session with Bobby Hutcherson (vibraphone), Herbie Lewis (bass) and Freddie Waits (drums). The well balanced 6-track offering is solid from top to bottom, divided evenly between three inventive Tyner originals ("African Village," "Little Madimba," "May Street") and three compelling standards ("I Didn't Know What Time It Was," "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top," "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face").