Tim Garland - sax
Hadrien Feraud - bass
Marcus Gilmore - drums
Charles Altura - guitar
I'm really looking forward to this. The music heard in the background is interesting... shades of mid-nineties albums like Paint The World and Time Warp... there was bass moment that really had a Bunny Brunel circa Tap Step flavour for me...
There's just something about a Corea release of this sort that makes me feel like a kid looking forward to christmas again. I know he's a soft target; say what you want about his desire to communicate with the audience and make them feel something but it's an approach that has successfully connected with me.
There's a 6 cd "A Week at the Blue Note" box worth checking out. The material on the single cd is NOT in the box, btw:
He definitely has not rested on his laurels. Amazingly, his work still flies under the radar of most, yet he receives loads of venom over his involvement with Scientology. Too bad. I consider him an American treasure.
I saw Chick with Gary Burton last month. A great show.
Two of his records ALWAYS make my ever-evolving desert-island list: Now He Sings, Now He Sobs and Return to Forever.
He's a giant in my book.
I've always been mystified by the nay-sayers. It's always seemed to me that he was being true to himself, regardless of whether his music was "accessible to ordinary folks" -- or not. He always sounds like himself and nobody else. Isn't that what jazz is all about?
My favorite one is Trio Music Live In Europe.He`s one of the first jazz musicians I listened to.I admit I have`nt heard much of his recent stuff.Also,Return To Forever and Light As A Feather rate highly with me
"I wonder who`s on trombone"-Superchicken
'flies under the radar' is an apt way to put it... it's weird how the albums of someone so high profile seem to get relatively little attention. I thought The Continents was a monumental album, one of the best of his entire career (YMMV) but i've seen very little coverage or comment on it.
I think factors external to the music do come into play. I fell in love with Corea's music before i discovered bulletin boards and blogs and even before i knew he was a scientologist. I think a lot of listeners encounter the negativity before they have a chance to make up their own mind. Not saying that it's not possible to dislike his music purely based on the music, but i'm sure that perceptions can be coloured (mine own do, of course, at times).
Anyway, so it goes
I'm sure this new band will inspire him to "higher" heights. Doesn't hurt that its name is a pretty cool one to boot
I agree about Continents -- a really solid recording.
Another box to watch out for (it may be OOP) is a Japanese only release called "Five Trios". A disc each for 5 different trios, plus a 6th disc with leftovers from most (if not all) of the five. I recommend this highly, but at this point, it may not come cheap. I believe I got it from Abstract Logix when it was first released (about 5 or 6 years ago). My only quibble with Chick is that too many of his releases are Japanese only, and as a result, are way more expensive than they need to be.
Thanks for the link! This is great news to me. I will be buying that one for sure. Peace and goodwill.
I love chick. I have a ton of his albums (I think around 80) and my favorite electrik band recording is "Inside Out."
I find it to be very creative. Also, I love the album he did with Bela Fleck
The album will be available from Amazon UK from June 10th!
Not sure why it's not showing on Amazon US, or when the US release date will be. I've been checking Chick's website and Amazon regularly and thought it must be still a while away. Can't wait for this!
After the relatively tasteful cover art of the Hot House, Further Explorations, The Continents, Orvietto and The Mothership Returns we were about due for this:
They're probably touring the UK so wanted to get the record out in time,,,,it'll hit Nirth American streets later this summer, I seem to recall.
is just so infinitely hipper... BUT, i admire Corea for obviously having a complete disregard for being hip. It would've been like "Chick, what do you want on the cover of your new album? A black and white photo of the group looking ultra serious and surrounded by smoke? Some modern abstract art? Something minimal and tasteful?"... ''Nah, what i really want is a painting depicting myself as a knight in armor riding a horse. Make the colour palette garish and the horse look weird."
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