McCoy TynerTender Moments

Label:Blue Note – B0032110-01, Blue Note – BST 84275
Series:Blue Note Tone Poet Series
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo, 180g, Gatefold
Style:Hard Bop, Contemporary Jazz


A1Mode To John5:35
A2Man From Tanganyika6:47
A3The High Priest6:05
B2All My Yesterdays6:00
B3Lee Plus Three5:35

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Recorded on December 1, 1967.

Originally released 1968 by Blue Note Records © 2020 UMG Recordings, Inc.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 02508 93429 2
  • Barcode (Scanned): 0602508934292
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): B0032110-01 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): B0032110-01 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): B0032110-01-A KPG@CA 35564.1(3)...
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): B0032110-01-B KPG@CA 35564.2(3)...

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  • cey103's avatar
    great performance, great songs, great pressing, but WHY IS THE BASS TURNED ALL THE WAY DOWN? hard to believe a flaw that big was allowed to make it out of the sessions. there are a few moments where they make it audible, but WOW. i did not think it was the mix at first, but it is.
    • tomwebb101's avatar
      Took me a while to get a copy of this. Usual high standard jacket. Very nice mastering and a lovely recording. Pressing quality is RTI at their most inconsistent.... scuffed, cloudy, a small area of non fill but it plays better than it looks. I wish they would use better inners and handle records with more care because they have the makings of being a top plant. For now Record Industry still offers a better more loved product. These Tone Poets are excellent when it all comes together and are superb value
      • Bridge_Music_Bunker's avatar
        Anyone else's version warped? I bought it used and it shipped in the summer, so maybe that's the reason why. Doesn't sound like it's affecting playback at all luckily. Just the first Tone Poet I've noticed warped.
        • vinyljos's avatar
          Overwhelmed by the musical performances but not overly impressed with the pressing quality, esp. for the B side. Unnecessarily noisy, and, no, it still is after cleaning both the disc and the stylus. What a pity!
          • ausgraeme's avatar
            A strong set of songs with a tinge of exotica throughout. Quite a cool listen, really enjoyable.
            This late 60’s Blue Note session features a larger horn section than usual and to my ears RVG struggles to get a fully focused mix on the horns when they are all playing in unison. Things get murky in the horn section when they all play at once. When there’s less happening the mix is much better but overall it’s not the cleanest of recordings - it’s a real rough and ready mix.
            This Tone Poet version is probably as good as this record will sound considering the mix and the actual pressing was fine with no undue surface noise etc.
            • mwrobelsr5
              Blue Note Tone Poet series is a revelation in jazz vinyl. Beautiful, flat 180g LP with hi-quality gatefold cover that includes color photos from this jazz session. A wonderful way to fill out your collection without sacrificing a lot of time digging (I know, it’s fun) and/or shelling out big bucks. I’ve been able to expand my Blue Note collection as well as my tastes in jazz. What an exciting time to collect and play these fantastic sessions from yesteryear. Thanks Blue Note!
              • jazzcaviar's avatar
                This review is based on my listening experience using a custom built U-Turn Orbit turntable with a built in Pluto amplifier & a Ortofon 2M Red cartridge paired with Edifier R2000db powered speakers.

                I’m not an audiophile by any stretch of the imagination but I’m an aspiring one.

                The pressing sounds great & is dynamic to my ear. These Tone Poets have been quality through & through!

                As for the music, McCoy was an artist I couldn’t understand or appreciate for the longest. But the more I listen to jazz & stick with it, the bigger of a fan I become. In my opinion, this isn’t entry level jazz. But here’s to the tender moments because they sound great!
                • Gary.L.'s avatar
                  This is fucking awesome! Go McCoy and go Tone Poets!
                  • rDin's avatar
                    Spectrograph of rip suggests a digital stage was used. Can anybody confirm?
                    • mario.albceron's avatar
                      Fantastic version of this seminal work in McCoy's career. My copy came completely flawless and sounds amazing.


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