180 Gram Gatefold LP
Pianist McCoy Tyner (age 80 at this writing) is the last surviving member of the legendary John Coltrane Quartet. He recorded over 80 albums between his 1962 debut LP as a leader, Inception (presented here in its entirety), and his most recent release, Solo –Live from San Francisco (2009). Tyner won five Grammy Awards, and considerably broadened the horizons of the genre, blending modal jazz and fusion, hard bop and free jazz. Inception presents the John Coltrane Quartet rhythm section of that period, with Art Davis on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums, and reviews at the time it was released mentioned that it was like a Coltrane disc without Coltrane.
1 INCEPTION (McCoy Tyner) 4:28
2 THERE IS NO GREATER LOVE (Isham Jones-Marty Symes) 6:21
3 BLUES FOR GWEN (McCoy Tyner) 4:27
1 SUNSET (McCoy Tyner) 4:41
2 EFFENDI (McCoy Tyner) 6:39
3 SPEAK LOW (Kurt Weill-Ogden Nash) 6:18
4 IT MIGHT AS WELL BE SPRING (Richard Rodgers-Oscar Hammerstein III) 5:48*
McCOY TYNER, piano
ART DAVIS, bass
ELVIN JONES, drums
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, January 10 & 11, 1962.