McCoy Tyner Expansions on LP
Remastered and Reissued As Part of the Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign
As a member of the John Coltrane Quartet during 1960-65, McCoy Tyner introduced his influential style, leading jazz piano beyond Bud Powell into modal and postbop music. His thunderous yet lyrical playing perfectly fit Coltrane's adventurous flights. In 1967, Tyner began to stake his claim on the Blue Note label as one of the most significant piano giants of the past half-century.
Issued in 1968, Expansions served as Tyner's fourth for Blue Note and it finds the pianist leading an excellent outfit consisting of Woody Shaw (trumpet), Gary Bartz (alto saxophone), Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone, clarinet), Ron Carter (cello), Herbie Lewis (bass) and Freddie Waits (drums) on a strapping 5-track set featuring four of his own compositions and Calvin Massey's "I Thought I'd Let You Know."
A Blue Note essential, Expansions is released here as part of the label's 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign.
McCoy Tyner (piano)
Woody Shaw (trumpet)
Gary Bartz (alto saxophone)
Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone, clarinet)
Ron Carter (cello)
Herbie Lewis (bass)
Freddie Waits (drums)
• Remastered and reissued as part of the Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign
• Vinyl initiative spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don Was, to include 100 essential Blue Note albums
• Includes special Blue Note 75 vinyl sleeve that features album cover art for 75 Blue Note titles
• First run of vinyl to include Blue Note 75th logo on back of package
• Key to the Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign is the creation of high quality audio at an affordable price
• Blue Note will celebrate their iconic artists and the history of the label with various events, digital initiatives, vinyl campaigns and more