The Turning Point (McCoy Tyner album)

The Turning Point is an album by McCoy Tyner's Big Band released on the Birdology label in 1992. It was recorded in November 1991 and features performances by Tyner's Big Band.

The Turning Point
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Studio album by
RecordedNovember 19–20, 1991
StudioClinton Recording Studio, New York City
ProducerJean-François Deiber
McCoy Tyner chronology
Live in Warsaw
The Turning Point
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states that "Tyner's orchestra (seven brass, four reeds and a four-piece rhythm section) is considered one of the major jazz big bands of the 1990s, a perfect outlet for the leader's percussive and modal-oriented piano".[1]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by McCoy Tyner except where noted; all arrangements by composer except were noted.

  1. "Passion Dance" (arranged by Dennis Mackrel) – 9:05
  2. "Let It Go" (Turre) – 9:14
  3. "High Priest" – 5:14
  4. "Angel Eyes" (Earl Brent, Matt Dennis; arranged by Slide Hampton) – 5:15
  5. "Fly with the Wind" – 11:55
  6. "Update" (arranged by Dennis Mackrel) – 8:16
  7. "In a Sentimental Mood" (Duke Ellington, Manny Kurtz, Irving Mills; arranged by Tyner) – 6:08