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McCoy Tyner’s “Extensions”

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This extraordinary album “Extensions” was recorded in 1970 and released in 1972. It features a continuous stimulating theme, where if one were to connect all four songs together, the outcome would have no holes at all. McCoy Tyner’s continuous piano throughout the whole album is nothing more than genius and only explains how talented he is. Of course, he composed every single song and has composed so many significant others. Gary Bartz and Wayne Shorter are students of Coltrane and it shows in this epic avant Garde album. Simply beautiful, enjoy!

About the album:

This CD has an interesting combination of players. It may be the only recording to include both pianist McCoy Tyner and his successor with the John Coltrane Quartet, Alice Coltrane (who adds atmosphere with her harp). This set also matches the young altoist Gary Bartz with Wayne Shorter (doubling on tenor and soprano), who he succeeded in Miles Davis’ group, and has reunions between Shorter and bassist Ron Carter and between Tyner and drummer Elvin Jones. The all-star sextet stretches out on lengthy….Read More

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