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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
Released1992
RecordedNovember 19-20, 1991
New York
GenreJazz
Length55:07
LabelBirdology
McCoy Tyner chronology
Live in Warsaw
(1991)
The Turning Point
(1992)
Journey
(1993)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]

ReceptionEdit

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

PersonnelEdit

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