TOM'S PICK: "Perhaps best known for “The Real McCoy,” McCoy Tyner released 'Tender Moments' one year later in 1968. Surrounded by a bigger ensemble of seasoned horn players, Tyner shows more than just his inspired piano chops. On this record, he demonstrates his strengths as a composer and arranger, too. Plus, this particular pressing is part of Blue Note’s Tone Poet series. The Tone Poet releases are the top-of-the-line from Blue Note. They are all-analog, 180-gram audiophile vinyl reissues of classic jazz recordings."
Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing in gatefold packaging. On Tender Moments, pianist/composer McCoy Tyner explored the colors and textures available, with an all-star cast: Lee Morgan (trumpet), Julian Priester (trombone), Bennie Maupin (tenor sax), James Spaulding (alto sax/flute), Bob Northern (French horn), Howard Johnson (tuba), Herbie Lewis (bass). Highlights include dedications to Coltrane and Monk, plus the stunning ballad "All My Yesterdays." Blue Note Tone Poet Series features all-analog 180gm vinyl in deluxe gatefold packaging.