Friday, 20 February 2009

McCoy Tyner : La Leyenda de la Hora


McCoy Tyner; La Leyenda de la Hora (The Legend of the Hour)
Recorded at Rudy van Gelder Studios, CBS, 1981.

La Vida Feliz (The Happy Life)
Ja'cara (A Serenade)
La Habana Sol (The Havana Sun)
Walk Spirit, Talk Spirit
La Busca (The Search)

A truly awesome album, hidden behind yet another truly dreadful cover. Carin Goldberg, hang your head in shame! Tucked away in that sleeve, comes an info/picture insert showing McCoy looking pretty chuffed with his light summer suit he must have picked up from Mantilla's tailor.

A top notch line-up that includes Bobby Hutcherson, Hubert Laws, Marcus Belgrave and Chico Freeman. All five tracks are damn fine, with La vida Feliz and Walk Spirit/Talk Spirit being the stand outs.



14 comments:

katonah said...

http://www.mediafire.com/?yokn3yv1myq

flageolette said...

Thanks Katonah,
Great Post
Linked Yours,

Cheers,

Greg said...

Finally fished the decorating ill mail you over the weekend as i think i owe you a few responses... Sorry! off for a few sherberts now... Anyway oh yeah... La Habana Sol Snowboy used to cane that one...

orleyfarm said...

Looks great! Thanks so much.

Simon666 said...

Really nice album Katonah, lots in there hey ? Some latin breaks, bits of strings, and what a lineup!

bacoso said...

that suits not from mantilla's tailor its from Debenhams.

donwilkerson said...

Thanks! Good, no, great Tyner.

Art Simon said...

Whoa, this is completely unknown to me, and I'm a big McCoy Tyner fan. Awesome! Thanks so much!

taro nombei said...

Top drop. thanks as always Katonah!
TN

g.raf said...

Thanks Katonah.
I really enjoyed this.

plato said...

Obrigado. Gracias. Danke.
Спасибо. Ευχαριστώ. धन्यवाद.
ありがとう. ขอบคุณ. 谢谢.

George said...

Nice album.

Here is the official list of participating musicians.

Personnel: McCoy Tyner (piano); William Fischer (conductor); Paquito D'Rivera (soprano & alto saxophones); Chico Freeman (tenor saxophone); Marcus Belgrave (trumpet, flugelhorn); Hubert Laws (flute); Harold Kohan, John Blake, Karen Milne, Elliot Rosoff (violin); Jesse Levine, Julien Barber (viola); Kermit Moore, Jonathan Abramowitz (cello); Bobby Hutcherson (vibraphone, marimba); Avery Sharpe (acoustic bass); Ignacio Berroa (drums); Daniel Ponce (percussion).

fritz the cat said...

thanks. looking forward to this.

Erberken said...

Can you reup this please? I can't find this anywhere.