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McCoy Tyner Plays Ellington


Download links and information about McCoy Tyner Plays Ellington by McCoy Tyner. This album was released in 1965 and it belongs to Jazz genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 48:21 minutes.

Artist: McCoy Tyner
Release date: 1965
Genre: Jazz
Tracks: 10
Duration: 48:21
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No. Title Length
1. Duke's Place 3:18
2. Caravan 3:32
3. Solitude 5:09
4. Searchin' 4:33
5. Mr. Gentle and Mr. Cool 6:28
6. Satin Doll 4:10
7. A Gypsy without a Song 4:58
8. It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) [1997 "Plays Ellington" Version] 4:02
9. I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good) [1997 "Plays Ellington" Version] 5:57
10. Gypsy without a Song (Alternate take) 6:14



This is an interesting project (reissued on CD) that works quite well. The already distinctive pianist McCoy Tyner utilized bassist Jimmy Garrison, drummer Elvin Jones and two Latin percussionists to interpret a full set of Duke Ellington songs (although "Caravan" was actually composed by Juan Tizol). For this CD the original seven tunes are joined by a "new" alternate take of "Gypsy Without A Song" and previously unreleased renditions of "It Don't Mean A Thing" and "I Got It Bad." In addition to some well-known standards, Tyner debuted an unrecorded Ellington piece "Searchin'" and revived "Mr. Gentle & Mr. Cool." This is an excellent outing that displays both Tyner's debt to the jazz tradition and his increasingly original style. This fine set was reissued on CD by Impulse in 1997.