McCoy Tyner – Live At The Musicians Exchange Café
1. Senor Carlos - 9:13 2. Loverman - 8:59 3. You Taught My Heart To Sing - 6:20 4. Port Au Blues - 7:45 5. Island Birdie - 6:20 6. What's New? - 5:26 7. Hip Toe - 9:27
Mc Coy Tyner (piano) , Avery Sharpe (bass) , Louis Hayes (drums)
Recorded live at The Musicians Exchange Cafe, Fort Lauderdale, USA, on 24/25th July 1997.
1. AllMusic - Ken Dryden
This 1987 live date from a Fort Lauderdale club is worth seeking. It kicks off with the thunderous contemporary Latin-flavored tribute "Senor Carlos" (dedicated to Santana), with Avery Sharpe's funky electric basslines and Louis Hayes' sparkling percussion. A long, sensitive reworking of "Loverman" mellows things considerably. The highlight of this CD is Tyner's gorgeous ballad "You Taught My Heart to Sing," which later had a lyric added by the great Sammy Cahn; this song has since become a regular feature of the pianist's live appearances and has the potential to become a standard. Also fresh is Tyner's dramatic approach to the often-recorded "What's New?" Several other originals by Tyner round out this enjoyable release.