Pianist McCoy Tyner is heard at the height of his powers throughout this rewarding set. He contributed all five compositions and has a colorful and diverse group of major players at his disposal to interpret them: vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson, altoist Gary Bartz, Azar Lawrence on tenor and soprano, John Stubblefield doubling on oboe and flute, bassist Buster Williams, drummer Billy Hart and both Mtume and Guillerme Franco on percussion. The results (which include a brief Tyner-Hutcherson duet on "Above the Rainbow") are quite rewarding and serve as a strong example of McCoy Tyner's music.
Personnel: John Stubblefield (ob, fl) Gary Bartz (as) Azar Lawrence (ts, ss) Bobby Hutcherson (vib, mar) McCoy Tyner (p) Buster Williams (b) Billy Hart (d) Guilherme Franco, Mtume (per)
01 Sama Layuca
02 Above the Rainbow
03 La Cubaa
04 Desert Cry