03 September, 2010

McCoy Tyner Trio With Symphony - What the World Needs Now: The Music of Burt Bacharach (1997)

McCoy Tyner Trio With Symphony - What the World Needs Now: The Music of Burt Bacharach (1997)
jazz | 1cd | eac-flac-cue-log-cover | 310MB
Impulse | rar +5% recovery
McCoy Tyner, one of the most vital of all jazz pianists, performs nine songs written by the superior pop composer Burt Bacharach. Since the tunes selected include "Close to You," "A House Is Not a Home," "Alfie" and "The Look of Love," this project had potential. Unfortunately, the Tyner trio (with bassist Christian McBride and drummer Lewis Nash) is accompanied by a huge string section and an orchestra given mostly surprisingly sappy and overly lush arrangements by John Clayton (who is capable of much better). The pianist treats each melody as if it were precious, and the overall results are rather schlocky. Compare this lightweight version of "A House Is Not a Home" to Jackie McLean's intense exploration or Tyner's "Alfie" to Sonny Rollins' for examples of how the pianist's project is an unimaginative misfire. A major disappointment.

1. "(They Long to Be) Close to You" - 7:51
2. "What the World Needs Now Is Love" - 6:09
3. "You'll Never Get to Heaven (If You Break My Heart)" - 5:04
4. "The Windows of the World" - 5:30
5. "One Less Bell to Answer" - 5:39
6. "A House is Not a Home" - 5:36
7. "(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me" - 4:43
8. "Alfie" - 4:26
9. "The Look of Love - 7:10

* McCoy Tyner: piano
* Christian McBride: bass
* Lewis Nash: drums
* John Clayton: arranger, conductor


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