Personnel: McCoy Tyner (piano); McCoy Tyner; Herbie Lewis (bass instrument); Freddie Waits, Frederick Waits (drums); Bobby Hutcherson (vibraphone).
Audio Remasterer: Rudy Van Gelder.
Liner Note Authors: Ed Williams; Bob Blumenthal.
Recording information: Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, NJ (05/17/1968).
Photographer: Francis Wolff.
Time for Tyner finds pianist McCoy Tyner with vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson, bassist Herbie Lewis, and drummer Freddie Waits. Tyner and Hutcherson blend together quite well on the first three tracks from the original program (all Tyner originals), and both display expertise at coming up with inventive ideas over modal vamps. The other three selections are veteran standards. "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" is taken by the full quartet, Hutcherson sits out on "Surrey with the Fringe on Top," and a rhapsodic "I've Grown Accustomed to Your Face" is a piano solo. A fine all-round showcase for McCoy Tyner in the late '60s. ~ Scott Yanow