McCoy Tyner -][- LAND OF GIANTS –MP3– [Telarc, 2012] –
There is something about the combination of Bobby Hutchinson’s vibes and McCoy Tyner’s piano that gives this music a sound that is unique in jaz. These two musicians have a way of blending their lines so perfectly that it is as if the music is playing them instead of the other way around. The bass playing of Charnett Moffet is equal to the task of keeping up with these two musical geniuses. The first cut Serro De Mar is stunningly beautiful and the latin tinged Manalyuca is driven by a haunting bassline supplied by Moffet.
Although these two tunes are highlights the rest of the cd is all good. McCoy Tymer’s piano playing is fuller harmonically than many others I’ve listened to and his chord voicing is complex yet accessable. Land Of the Giants provides an opportunity to hear these fine musicians in their prime creative years and it is not to be missed. A really fine CD. —R. J. Marsella | Customer Review | Amazon
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Wow Charnett…His dad was Charles Moffett at one time the drummer for the Ornette Coleman Band in the day…OK i am from Berkeley, Charles Moffett lived there…Now this cat had all of his kids playin in a band with him..I mean they would be jammin..lil biddy Charley Brown size kids…So there was the this club called The Native Son..next door to a barbeque joint called Rock and Fan..they had some bodadious que man…I am in there getting ribs I hear this band kickin…so I eat my ribs and I bust a move into the Native…now this is in the day…I was in Berkeley..had just smoked some dynamite errr….stuff…you know the things you do when you are young…I walk by the band stand and see this little kids up on the bandstand jammin their butts off…so I think maybe I am …like seeing things…lol…the owner comes over he knows this has vision has tripped a brotha out…so i start to focus….bro got his sign on the stage…stating who he is and the name of the group yada yada yada now I had seen moffett play with groups before and I had heard that his kids played jazz etc but hell…now my buddy with me knew all this was going on and he set me up….man charnette and his brothers blew up the joint….I am trying to remember how old they were..they were little kids though it was rediculous…lol….I would see them on stage from time to time after that…they were very really cool kids…I saw charnette here in houston wow that may have been 8 or nine years ago with Roy Haynes….they tore it up..I did not get a chance to talk with him….but it was good to see him live…he was so gracious and so damn talented…i gotta check this album out…sounds like a winner