Personnel: McCoy Tyner (piano); Bobby Hutcherson (vibraphones); Charnett Moffett (bass); Eric Harland (drums).
Recorded at Avatar Studios Inc., Studio C, New York, New York. Includes liner notes by John Fordham.
Personnel: McCoy Tyner (piano); Bobby Hutcherson (vibraphone); Eric Harland (drums).
Audio Mixer: Michael Bishop .
Liner Note Author: John Fordham.
Recording information: Avatar Studios, Inc., Studio C, NY (12/10/2002/12/11/2002).
Editor: Todd Brown.
Photographers: Bernard Delfraissy; Jack Renner.
Recorded on the heels of a spectacular live date at London's Barbican Hall on July 6, 2002, Land of Giants features an all-star quartet led by '60s icon pianist McCoy Tyner. Showcasing a solid mix of Tyner originals and jazz standards, the group also includes vibist Bobby Hutcherson, bassist Charnett Moffett, and drummer Eric Harland. While the work here is by no means as provocative as the stuff Hutcherson and Tyner produced in their heydays, it nonetheless proves them to be utter masters of the straight-ahead modern jazz idiom and should appeal to longtime fans. ~ Matt Collar