Personnel: McCoy Tyner (piano); Stuart Canin, Peter Schafer, Daniel Kobialko, Edmund Weingart, Frank Foster, Myra Bucky, Mark Volkert (violin); Selwart Clark, Daniel Yale (viola); Kermit Moore, Sally Kell (cello); Hubert Laws (alto flute, flute); Pual Rienzi (piccolo, flute); Raymond Duste (oboe); Linda Wood (harp); Ron Carter (bass); Billy Cobham (drums); Guilherme Franco (tambourine).
Recorded from January 19-21, 1976. Originally released on Milestone (9067).
Personnel: McCoy Tyner (piano); Linda Wood (harp); Daniel Kobialka, Mark Wolkert, Frank Foster, Peter Schafer, Edmund Weingart, Myra Bucky, Stuart Canin (violin); Daniel Yale, Selwart Clarke (viola); Sally Kell, Kermit Moore (cello); Hubert Laws (flute, alto flute); Paul Renzi (flute, piccolo); Raymond Duste (oboe); Ron Carter (acoustic bass); Billy Cobham (drums, drum); Guilherme Franco (tambourine).
Audio Remasterer: Joe Tarantino.
Liner Note Author: Orrin Keepnews.
Recording information: Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA (01/19/1976-01/21/1976).
Editor: Rikka Arnold.
Photographers: Steve Schapiro; Phil Bray.
Arranger: McCoy Tyner.
Jazz pianist McCoy Tyner became a legend for his stint in the iconic John Coltrane Quartet in the early 1960s and he's been a force in jazz ever since. Tyner's style is both lyrical and forceful, almost orchestral in its scope. For this 1976 session, Tyner was recording for the first time with a small studio orchestra, mostly strings and woodwinds, and the results are dazzling. Tyner's original tunes are catchy and engaging, his piano blends well with strings, and there are potent performances from bassist Ron Carter and drummer Billy Cobham.