Monday, July 27, 2009

2 New Releases on Half Note Records: McCoy Tyner's "Solo: Live In San Francisco" and James Carter with John Medeski & Friends' "Heaven On Earth"

McCoy Tyner Music/Half Note Records announce the August 25 release of two exciting new albums:
Heaven On Earth - James Carter & John Medeski

Saxophonist James Carter and organist John Medeski (of the pioneering jam-band, Medeski, Martin & Wood) lead a supergroup featuring Christian McBride (b
ass), Adam Rogers (guitar) and Joey Baron (drums).

Together they carve out a groove that captures the buzz and vitality of jam-jazz at its most exhilarating.

Recorded live at the Blue Note in New York, the group throws down the funk on Djanjo Reinhardt's "Diminishing," Larry Young's, "Heaven On Earth," Leo Parker's "Blue Leo," and the songbook standard, "Street of Dreams."

Solo: Live From San Francisco
- McCoy Tyner

Piano Legend McCoy Tyner offers 11 song form vignettes, intimately rendered, befo
re a rapt audience at the Herbst Theater in San Francisco, during the Spring Season of SFJAZZ in May, 2007. This is the third release on his own McCoy Tyner Music Label.

The evening finds him reflective, treating his fans to a mix of originals and standards, delivered in a style as much thunder as mist. Stand out selections include, "Naima," "You Taught My Heart To Sing," "I Should Care," "Sweet And Lovely," and "In A Mellow Tone." An excellent companion disc to his two previous MTM releases, Quartet and Guitars.

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