Lossless Bootleg Bonanza: McCoy Tyner – Boston, MA (03/30/78)

>McCoy Tyner

McCoy Tyner
Paul’s Mall
Boston, Mass.
March 30, 1978

Download: FLAC/MP3

1st set: 68:48
The Greeting 27:52
Hand in Hand 11:34
Pictures 28:55 (spliced, tape flip)
Band Introductions :25

2nd set: 84:30
Festival in Bahia 47:57
(spliced near the end, tape flip)
Piano Solo 9:10
Moment’s Notice (John Coltrane) 13:22
Hand in Hand (encore) 13:33
Band Introductions :26

source: master audience tapelineage: Sony TC-48 mono cassette deck (with external mike?, auto-leveling, no dolby) >TDK-AD 90 min. cassettes > soundforge 4.5 > FLAC 6 > torrent>MP3@320

From the original uploader:

The 1st year I was recording shows, one of my favorite performers to see inconcert was McCoy Tyner. Having seen him at Paul’s Mall the 1st time in springof 77, I liked it enough to see him in Vermont that summer. Another fine show,and this would make 3. I think this is the best recording of those 3, althoughthey’re all quite enjoyable and fairly comparable in quality. I think I mayhave used an external mike for this show, the presence is good and consistentthroughout this delightful 2 1/2 hr. plus show.

Tyner has always brought along good drummers for his tours, this one went on to tour with John McLaughlin in the One Truth Band after this tour. McCoy is one of those guys who likes to play,and play, and play. He is one of the best at it and sustains an incredible energyover a long time. None of his music of this era is easy to play, but it’s veryeasy to listen to.

The 1970’s were a time of tremendous abundance for really nice McCoy Tyner music and he was one of my alltime favorite concert performers in the mid and late 70’s. He’s still very good, always been, although I haven’t seen him in years. Regrettably, John Coltrane was not around very long to share his great talents, but McCoy has been around seemingly forever and proven himself to be one of the very best jazz musicians of his time, and one of the most enduring, so let’s hope there’s still lots more left to Tyner’s time of playing his fine music.

Some of McCoy’s best releases (to my ears) I can recommend are Sama Layuca, Focal Point, and Fly with the Wind. I’m sure there are many more too. (Then there’s John Coltrane, but I missed the boat on him completely in concert. My Favorite Things and A Love Supreme are supreme, and both have McCoy’s great piano).

There was a nice live McCoy album recorded in San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall on March 17 and 18, including some of these songs. It is called The Greeting. Inner Voices is also quite good. one song from it is played here (track 5).Whenever he played in Boston in the late 70’s era it was for 3 or 4 nights at theJazz Workshop or next door Paul’s Mall and at least one run in 1979 at Lulu White’s Jazz and Supper club. his music was always vibrant and full of energy, and he always had a fine accompanying band in tow. this show is in a much smaller venue than the live album was recorded in. Paul’s Mall could only hold about 350 people if packed like a sardine can, and it usually was when McCoy was playing there.

McCoy Tyner: piano
Joe Ford: alto, soprano and flute
George Adams: tenor & soprano sax
Charles Fambrough: bass
Guilhermo Franco: percussion
“Sunship” (Woody Theus): drums

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