Personnel: McCoy Tyner (piano); Frank Foster, Joe Ford, Ricky Ford (reeds, winds); Oscar Brashear, Kamau Muata Adilifu (trumpet, flugelhorn); Greg Williams (French horn); Slide Hampton (trombone); Bob Stewart (tuba); Hubert Laws (piccolo, flute); Ron Carter (bass); Jack DeJohnette (drums); Airto, Dom Um Romao (percussion).
Recorded at the Power Station, New York, New York in October 1980.
Personnel: McCoy Tyner (piano); Elliot Rosoff, Karen Milne, John Blake, Harold Kohon (violin); Julien Barber, Jesse Levine (viola); Jonathan Abramowitz, Kermit Moore (cello); Hubert Laws (flute, piccolo); Joe Ford (flute, reeds, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, wind); Frank Foster (clarinet, reeds, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, wind); Ricky Ford (reeds, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, wind); Paquito d'Rivera (soprano saxophone, alto saxophone); Chico Freeman (tenor saxophone); Marcus Belgrave, Oscar Brashear (trumpet, flugelhorn); Oscar Barashear (trumpet); Kamau Adilifu (flugelhorn); Gregory Williams (French horn); Slide Hampton (trombone); Bob Stewart (tuba); Bobby Hutcherson (vibraphone, marimba); Ignacio Berroa, Jack DeJohnette (drums); Dom Um Romao, Airto Moreira (congas, percussion); Daniel Ponce (percussion).
Audio Remasterer: Kirk Felton.
Audio Remixer: Richard Corsello.
Recording information: Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA (10/1980); Power Station, New York, NY (10/1980).
Photographer: Phil Bray.
Arrangers: McCoy Tyner; Slide Hampton.
After a decade of consistent recordings for Milestone, pianist McCoy Tyner ended his association with the label with this big band set. On originals by Tyner, Frank Foster and Jimmy Heath, such soloists are heard from as Hubert Laws (on flute and piccolo), tenor-saxophonist Ricky Ford, trombonist Slide Hampton, bassist Ron Carter, trumpeters Oscar Brashear and Charles Sullivan, and Joe Ford on soprano; everyone wanted to play with McCoy Tyner! The powerful music lives up to its potential, making one wish that Fantasy will eventually reissue this Lp. ~ Scott Yanow