McCoy Tyner

The New York Montreux Connection

Montreux 1981

Filmed at the Montreux Jazz Festival July 18, 1981

McCoy Tyner – leader, piano
Arthur Blythe – alto sax
Chico Freeman – tenor sax
Paquito D’Rivera – alto sax
Joe Ford – alto sax
John Blake – violin
Avery Sharpe – bass
Ronnie Burrage – drums

McCoy Tyner, pianist during John Coltrane’s golden years, leads a group of “Young Lions” (what they were called back then) through a high energy set at Montreux Jazz Festival in 1981.