CHICK COREA PODCAST : NOW HE SINGS, NOW HE SOBS / HYMN OF THE SEVENTH GALAXY / MY SPANISH HEART / THE VIGIL etc

Στις 12 Ιουνίου 1941, στο Chelsea της Μασαχουσέτης γεννήθηκε ο Armando Anthony Corea, ευρύτερα γνωστός ως Chick Corea – ο μεγαλύτερος, εν ζωή πιανίστας της jazz μαζί με τον Keith Jarrett, πρωτοπόρος και καθοριστική φυσιογνωμία του fusion, μουσικός με πολυσχιδή δραστηριότητα που εκτείνεται πέρα από τα όρια της jazz στο χώρο της κλασικής ερμηνείας και σύνθεσης. Και προσωπική μου αδυναμία.
Από μια καριέρα διάρκειας 55 χρόνων [πρώτο άλμπουμ ως leader το Tοnes For Joan’s Bones του 1966], το μόνο που μπορεί να κάνει κανείς είναι ένα στιγμιαίο, “συνειρμικό” podcast. Ούτως ή άλλως ο
Chick Corea είναι κάποιος στο οποίο [θα] επανερχόμαστε συχνά.
Βλ. επίσης προηγούμενα posts: HIROMI UEHARA: REVERSE / OLD CASTLE, BY THE RIVER, IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FOREST [WITH CHICK COREA] CHICK COREA: TEMPUS FUGIT [REMEMBERING BUD POWELL, 1997] CHICK COREA – ASIA [THE CONTINENTS: CONCERTO FOR JAZZ QUINTET AND CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, 2012] CHICK COREA, GARY BURTON: ALEGRIA [THE NEW CRYSTAL SILENCE, 2008]

On June 12, 1941, in Chelsea, Massachusetts, Armando Anthony Corea was born better known as Chick Corea – the greatest living jazz pianist along with Keith Jarrett, a pioneer and defining figure of fusion, a musician with a multifaceted activity that extends beyond the confines of jazz, in the field of classical interpretation and composition. And one of my personal preferences.
From a 55-year career [his first album as leader in 1966’s Tones For Joan’s Bones], all one can do is an instant, “associative” podcast. Anyway
Chick Corea is someone we [will] come back to very often. See also previous posts: HIROMI UEHARA: REVERSE / OLD CASTLE, BY THE RIVER, IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FOREST [WITH CHICK COREA] CHICK COREA: TEMPUS FUGIT [REMEMBERING BUD POWELL, 1997] CHICK COREA – ASIA [THE CONTINENTS: CONCERTO FOR JAZZ QUINTET AND CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, 2012] CHICK COREA, GARY BURTON: ALEGRIA [THE NEW CRYSTAL SILENCE, 2008]

On the podcast:
00:00 CHICK COREA: MATRIX [NOW HE SINGS, NOW HE SOBS – 1967]
06:30 RETURN TO FOREVER: THE GAME MAKER [HYMN OF THE SEVENTH GALAXY, 1973
13:16 CHICK COREA: THE LEPRECHAUN [1976]
16:42 CHICK COREA: CRYSTAL SILENCE [RETURN TO FOREVER, 1972]
23:41 THE NEW CHICK COREA TRIO: FINGERPRINTS [PAST, PRESENT & FUTURES, 2001]
29:01 CHICK COREA: THE GARDENS [MY SPANISH HEART, 1976]
32:13 CHICK COREA: GALAXY 32 STAR 4 [THE VIGIL, 2013]
40:34 CHICK COREA: SONG FOR SALLY [PIANO IMPROVISATIONS, VOL 1, 1971]

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3 Comments

  1. Resa February 14, 2021 at 11:58 pm

    Thank you for this! What a great set!
    I heard about Chick’s passing on Marina’s reblog, which led to here.
    I thought, “he was one of the best in his genre, if not the best”. Then I thought. … “HE IS one of the best in his genre, if not the best”. Somehow I think and feel that even though someone has passed, their work has not. Therefore it is still in the present tense.

  2. Oannes February 15, 2021 at 7:39 pm

    He is and will be, as long as his great music’s been heard and played. Thank you very much Resa.
    Marina told me about your …art accident.
    Feeling better? best wishes!!!

  3. Resa February 15, 2021 at 8:18 pm

    Thank you! Little by little. It’s sort of a 2 steps forward, one step back kind of healing thing.

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