McCoy Tyner: Extensions
A powerful virtuoso, McCoy Tyner carried the legacy onward after Coltrane's death. "Message From The Nile," based on a 12-note, 2-bar motif stated initially by the saxophones of Shorter and Bartz in harmony, is repeated by each solo in turn. This was typical of John Coltrane's middle period, and the passionate solo work from everyone here is worthy of comparison. "His Blessings," on the other hand, uses the bowed bass, harp, and Shorter's flexible soprano sax voice, without any meter whatsoever, to relate a spiritual quality. Although a brief 40 minutes, this recording serves to remind us of the intense passion willed to us by the Coltrane legacy.
Record Label: Blue Note Records