is the group that took London’s Barbican by storm in 2002 McCoy
Tyner, piano – Bobby Hutcherson, vibes – Charnett Moffett, bass
and Eric Harland, drums. Here we have four exceptional musicians
providing contemporary jazz at its finest and there is no hesitation
in saying that this is one of the most exciting CDs I have heard
in the last year. They are masters of their craft and there
is nothing bland or predictable about their performance.
of the titles were composed by the leader and it would be inappropriate
to give any specific preference – each has its own attraction.
‘Contemplation’ typically shows how well the four work
together. Whilst Tyner uses sheer impetus to weave his way around
the chords and harmonies his co-musicians lay down compelling
and clever interchanges. I have always admired Hutcherson’s
agility and technique and throughout he is in fine fettle.
the reception Tyner enjoyed in London last year is any indicator
then this recording by the same musicians is assured great success.