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McCoy Tyner, "Focal Point" - Original 1976 Release w/ Gary Bartz, Eric Gravatt, Charles Fambrough - Progressive Jazz - Excellent + Condition

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McCoy Tyner, "Focal Point" - Original 1976 Release w/ Gary Bartz, Eric Gravatt, Charles Fambrough - Progressive Jazz - Excellent + Condition

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Release Date - 1976
Label - Milestone M-9072

LP: 4
Cover: 3+
Sleeve: replacement

Includes -

Side One

1 "Mes Trois Fils"
2 "Parody"
3 "Indo-Serenade"


Side Two

1 "Made for Dulcimer"
2 "Departure"
3 "Theme for Nana"

Philadelphia-born jazz pianist McCoy Tyner first came to prominence in 1960 as a member of the Benny Golson/Art Farmer Jazztet. Around this time, rising saxophone star John Coltrane was looking for a pianist to take his music to the next level. Within a year, Tyner was touring with Coltrane, bassist Jimmy Garrison and drummer Elvin Jones. It was this quartet that released one of the best known jazz albums, "My Favorite Things". They followed that up with a host of other iconic records, like "A Love Supreme" and "Live at the Village Vanguard". As Coltrane's music continued to evolve into atonal and free jazz, Tyner decided to focus on his solo career, eventually signing with Milestone records. Here, Tyner's creativity shines - with compositions and performances that were innovative, without crossing into free or atonal jazz. Critics hailed "Focal Point" as a gem" and a superior example of modal jazz.

When I first heard "My Favorite Things", I was awed by the overall performance -- but, as a piano player, I was particularly inspired by McCoy Tyner, whose use of quartal and pentatonic harmonies represented a whole new way to play piano. This album is in nice shape. I heard just a few random "pops" while auditioning it -- making this "Excellent Plus". The cover shows some wear from storage but is solid and clean. The inner sleeve is a replacement.

This is a high energy album full of passion, with a dose of African and Indian music thrown in for good measure. It's one of his best as a band leader.

Condition Code:

5: Near Mint
4: Excellent
3: Very Good
2: Good
1. Fair

I rate each recording's quality only after carefully listening to the entire album.

Every LP has been lightly cleaned. All pictures of album covers in my listing are of the actual albums themselves.
Release Date - 1976
Label - Milestone M-9072

LP: 4
Cover: 3+
Sleeve: replacement

Includes -

Side One

1 "Mes Trois Fils"
2 "Parody"
3 "Indo-Serenade"


Side Two

1 "Made for Dulcimer"
2 "Departure"
3 "Theme for Nana"

Philadelphia-born jazz pianist McCoy Tyner first came to prominence in 1960 as a member of the Benny Golson/Art Farmer Jazztet. Around this time, rising saxophone star John Coltrane was looking for a pianist to take his music to the next level. Within a year, Tyner was touring with Coltrane, bassist Jimmy Garrison and drummer Elvin Jones. It was this quartet that released one of the best known jazz albums, "My Favorite Things". They followed that up with a host of other iconic records, like "A Love Supreme" and "Live at the Village Vanguard". As Coltrane's music continued to evolve into atonal and free jazz, Tyner decided to focus on his solo career, eventually signing with Milestone records. Here, Tyner's creativity shines - with compositions and performances that were innovative, without crossing into free or atonal jazz. Critics hailed "Focal Point" as a gem" and a superior example of modal jazz.

When I first heard "My Favorite Things", I was awed by the overall performance -- but, as a piano player, I was particularly inspired by McCoy Tyner, whose use of quartal and pentatonic harmonies represented a whole new way to play piano. This album is in nice shape. I heard just a few random "pops" while auditioning it -- making this "Excellent Plus". The cover shows some wear from storage but is solid and clean. The inner sleeve is a replacement.

This is a high energy album full of passion, with a dose of African and Indian music thrown in for good measure. It's one of his best as a band leader.

Condition Code:

5: Near Mint
4: Excellent
3: Very Good
2: Good
1. Fair

I rate each recording's quality only after carefully listening to the entire album.

Every LP has been lightly cleaned. All pictures of album covers in my listing are of the actual albums themselves.

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