McCoy Tyner ‎– Today And Tomorrow

Impulse! ‎– AS-63
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Contemporary Focus
Written-By – McCoy Tyner
A2 Night In Tunisia
Written-By – Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli
A3 T 'N A Blues
Written-By – Thad Jones
B1 Autumn Leaves
Written-By – Jacques Prévert, Johnny Mercer, Joseph Kosma
B2 Three Flowers
Written-By – McCoy Tyner
B3 When Sunny Gets Blue
Written-By – Jack Segal, Marvin Fischer*

Companies, etc.



A2, B1, B3 recorded 4 June, 1963
A1, A3, B2 recorded 4 February, 1964
Orange/black ring label with "a product of ABC Paramount records INC" in white capitals letters.
First original stereo pressing is without the suffix -A and -B after the catalogue number on labels.
Release with suffix -A and -B after the catalogue number on labels are 1965 repressing.

- A1, A3, B2: Aisha Music Co. (BMI)
- A2: Leeds Music Inc. (ASCAP)
- B1: Ardmore Music (ASCAP)
- B3: Marvin Music (ASCAP)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society (A1, A3, B2): BMI
  • Rights Society (A2, B1, B3): ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): AS-63-A LW VAN GELDER STEREO
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): AS-63-B LW VAN GELDER STEREO

Other Versions (5 of 30) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
A- 63 McCoy Tyner Today And Tomorrow(LP, Album, Mono) Impulse! A- 63 US 1964 Sell This Version
SH 3044 McCoy Tyner Today And Tomorrow(LP, Album) Impulse! SH 3044 Japan 1965 Sell This Version
IMP-88181 McCoy Tyner Today And Tomorrow(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Impulse!, ABC Records IMP-88181 Japan 1974 Sell This Version
ACV 2092 McCoy Tyner Today And Tomorrow(LP, Ltd, Num, RE, 140) Doxy ACV 2092 Russia 2017 Sell This Version
GRD-106 McCoy Tyner Today And Tomorrow(CD, Album, Club, RE) Impulse!, GRP GRD-106 US 1997 Sell This Version



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October 1, 2020
edited 4 months ago

Perhaps one of my favorite stereo RVG records on Impulse. My understanding is that all (most?) RVG Impulse sessions were two-track recordings, with mono records being fold down mastering. But, for the most part the placement of instruments and mics were still arranged in a way to complement the mono mix. Even as stereo was taking off, RVG was still very much married to the mono format. So with the two-tracks there are varying degrees of "success" with Impulse stereo records based on how the recording sessions were setup (Africa/Brass comes to mind as a notable mis-step in stereo... with the large scale of instruments it would have very unlikely to record something to meet both needs, so the stereo mix feels like an afterthought compared to the mono).

Today And Tomorrow ended up being some of RVGs better recorded and mixed stereo sessions. Session #1 (June 63) with the Garrison and Heath sounds intimate and focused. With more attention here toward Tyner's piano at center stage Garrison sounds very warm and is complemented well in the mix. Heaths performance is intense yet subtle. If you think you dont need another cover of Night In Tunesia you need to hear this one. #2, 64 Session w/ Thad, Elvin, Strozier, Gilmore, Warren is an engrossing experience with full balance of the room. Almost that Music Matter's Jazz effect you may be familiar with on more recent reissues... you get with that "in the room" feeling. One of my favorite performances in the Impulse catalog and no doubt the highlight of the album being Contemporary Focus. simply a stunning effort in both composition and execution. But overall the album is well balanced between the two sessions and the sequencing is perfection. Also I absolutely love Elvins performance, perfect balance of restraint and punch). To be fair both mono and stereo records sound beautiful... but I happen to think there's a slight edge in this case to enhancements provided by the full stereo presence. There's no hard panning, the sound is very natural and pleasing. To sum up: perfectly arranged and recorded performance, but this one feels intentionally engineered with stereo in mind.

Sadly this one never got a decent modern reissue before the Universal fire and the original tapes are gone. On the one hand I do not see much room for upgrade, but on the other unfortunate because we will likely never get a truly exceptional "audiophile" reissue that is more widely available to new listeners.