McCOY TYNER
          Reaching Fourth
              Recording Date:
                   November 14, 1962

                   Henry Grimes B 
                   Roy Haynes    D 
                   McCoy Tyner  P 



Review by Scott Yanow
Pianist McCoy Tyner is featured in a trio with bassist Henry Grimes and drummer Roy Haynes, Tyner performs two of his originals ("Reaching Fourth" and "Blues Back") plus three standards and "Theme For Ernie." One of the two most original and influential pianists to fully emerge in the 1960s (along with Bill Evans), McCoy Tyner's unique chord voicings and ease at playing creatively over vamps pushed the evolution of jazz piano forward quite a bit. This outing, although not as intense as his work with the John Coltrane Quartet, is generally memorable and still sounds quite viable 35 years later.

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