Tuesday, August 11, 2009

McCoy Tyner Trio, Reaching Fourth, Impluse

You wouldn't know right off this is the pianist moving ever forward along the cutting edge with Coltrane at the time (1962, a year after Live at the Village Vanguard and two before Crescent and A Love Supreme). He sounds more like a bluesy Bill Evans.

Roy Haynes maintains the beat in perfect harmony with his mates, not a surprise. The special thing about this is really hearing, with plenty of room in the trio setting, what a fine advanced yet conventional bassist Henry Grimes, an absolutely great avant-garde bassist then and now, could be when the situation called (Benny Goodman used him, too). Good version of Old Devil Moon.

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