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McCoy Tyner: Vol. Three 1961

Lawrence Peryer By

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Vol. One, 1959-60 | Vol. Two, 1960-61 | Vol. Three, 1961

This music was recorded over a six month span but illustrates the breakneck speed with which the bleeding edge of jazz was transforming. In late May and early June 1961, McCoy Tyner was part of the John Coltrane group that recorded the ground-breaking Impulse! album Africa/Brass. By early November, the month that record was released, the core group of Coltrane, Tyner, Elvin Jones, Reggie Workman and notably, Eric Dolphy, were turning the jazz world upside down with the aggressive music they made across four nights at New York's Village Vanguard. Track the evolution here.

TrackNameTimeArtistAlbum
1The Damned Don't Cry7:35John Coltrane QuartetThe Complete Africa/Brass Sessions
2Impressions9:58John ColtraneSutherland Hotel Lounge, Chicago, IL, March 1-12 1961
3Naima4:11John Coltrane QuintetMusic At Newport, Newport, RI, July 1, 1961
4Aisha7:39John ColtraneOle' Coltrane
5Crisis11:33Freddie HubbardReady for Freddie
6Chasin' the Trane9:52John ColtraneVillage Vanguard: November 1, 1961
7Spiritual15:03John ColtraneVillage Vanguard: November 2, 1961

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