Afro Blue is a melodically and artistically beautiful compilation of music by legendary pianist McCoy Tyner on Telarc Jazz . You would only expect the highest quality in regards to the mastering process that’s currently available from Telarc. That being said, the gifted McCoy Tyner is deemed one of the greatest jazz pianist in the world so I was moved to choose this album based on the contributions of his illustrious career. Furthermore, “Blue” is also highly recommended by jazz fans internationally to be somewhat an introduction to this extraordinary musician playing and stimulating arrangements. Therefore, I say to you, why not start with “Afro Blue” … and join me on this wonderful journey of breathtaking music by McCoy Tyner. ~ The Urban Flux
McCoy Tyner | Afro Blue – [Telarc, 2007 “Compilation]McCoy Tyner, four-time Grammy award winner and NEA 2001 Jazz Masters recipient, is considered by many as a mystic in the music world. Hailed globally as a master pianist and jazz stylist, Tyner literally walks with 40-plus years of music performance. Tyner’s oceanic sound, matched only by his humility, inspires contemporaries as well as younger musicians.
McCoy Tyner, one of the most innovative and influential jazz piano players of the last four decades, has been a recurring luminary on the Telarc roster since the release of “McCoy Tyner and the Latin Jazz All-Stars” in 1999. Since that initial Telarc offering, he has recorded four additional sets on the prestigious label: “McCoy Tyner with Stanley Clarke and Al Foster” (2000), “Jazz Roots” (2000), “Land of Giants” (2003) and “Illuminations” (2004).
“Afro Blue” is a cross section of Tyner’s greatness captured in eight tracks culled from his Telarc catalog.