Tyner, Mccoy: The Real McCoy (Blue Note Classic) LP
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Blue Note Records is pleased to present the Blue Note Classic Vinyl Reissue Series, a continuation of their acclaimed Blue Note 80 Vinyl Reissue Series which was launched in celebration of the label's 80th anniversary in 2019. The Classic Series will once again feature all-analog 180g vinyl pressings in standard packaging that are mastered by Kevin Gray directly from the original master tapes and manufactured at Optimal in Germany. The first 16 titles of the Classic Series will focus on the enduring classics of the Blue Note catalog, kicking off in December 2020 with the release of two masterpieces – pianist McCoy Tyner's The Real McCoy and trumpeter Lee Morgan's The Sidewinder. The Classic Series will be on-going, running alongside the Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series which is produced by Joe Harley.
In 1967, pianist McCoy Tyner was ready for a new start. He had left the seminal John Coltrane Quartet two years prior and moved on from Coltrane's label Impulse! Records, as well. With his Blue Note debut The Real McCoy, he made his masterpiece and firmly established himself as a creative force of his own. Featuring a world class quartet with Tyner joined by tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Elvin Jones, the album presented five enduring Tyner originals including "Passion Dance," "Search for Peace," and "Blues on the Corner." One can hear the tumultuous 1960s in his playing, grounded with Tyner's own spirituality, contrasting percussive explosions with his own gentle nature. The music is invigorating and full of surprises, giving listeners a definitive look at the brilliance of the great McCoy Tyner.