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McCoy Tyner

McCoy Tyner

McCoy Tyner with Phyllis Hyman | Looking Out [Jazz/Columbia/Wounded Bird/1982] Contemporary Jazz

An 80s album by McCoy Tyner, but easily one of his most soulful sessions ever — thanks to help from Phyllis Hyman and a host of great guest stars! The sound’s a bit more tightly arranged than some of Tyner’s 70s sessions, but there’s still plenty of fire here too — a bit of a Latin inspiration in the rhythms, really giving new focus to McCoy’s post-Coltrane sense of searching spirituality! Hyman sings wonderfully on the album’s classic “Love Surrounds Us Everywhere”, a brilliant blend of jazz and soul that recalls mid 70s Norman Connors — and on the beautiful ballad “I’ll Be Around”.

Other players here include Gary Bartz, Stanley Clarke, and Carlos Santana — who comes off surprisingly nicely in this setting. Tracks include “Love Surrounds Us Everywhere”, “Hannibal”, “I’ll Be Around”, “Senor Carlos”, “In Search Of My Heart”, and “Island Birdie”. ~ Source: Dusty Groove.com