Surprising fans of McCoy Tyner's percussive style since the '70s, Inception showcases a young Tyner. The album brings a lyrical take on jazz piano that diverges from his later work. Tracks mix modal pieces like "Inception" with more harmonically-involved tunes like "Speak Low". Tyner's soloing is light but powerful, with a head-spinning momentum. Art Davis on bass and Elvin Jones on drums provide solid accompaniment. Tyner's arranging, like on "There Is No Greater Love" is intricate. And on "Sunset," his flair for drama shines.