CHICK COREA

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Chick Corea is one of the most prolific and acclaimed of jazz artists from the second half of the 20th century, with contributions to most forms of modern music, including straight-ahead jazz, electric fusion, avant-garde and orchestral music. In 2010 he entered the DownBeat Magazine Hall of Fame and was named Artist of the Year.

As a member of Miles Davis's band in the 1960s, and later as founder of Return to Forever, he participated in the birth of the electric fusion movement. In the 1980s he helped expand jazz with the Chick Corea Elektric Band and Akoustic Band. Recently, he toured with Return to Forever's classic quartet and recorded widely acclaimed duets with vibraphonist Gary Burton, banjoist Bela Fleck and pianist Hiromi. He won the latest of his 17 career Grammy Awards in 2009 for Five Peace Band Live, recorded with John McLaughlin on guitar.

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Now He Sings, Now He Sobs [LP]Now He Sings, Now He Sobs [LP]
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Trilogy 2 [2 CD]Trilogy 2 [2 CD]
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5 Original Albums5 Original Albums
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Verve 2018
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Return to Forever (Ogv) [Vinyl]Return to Forever (Ogv) [Vinyl]
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Trilogy [3 CD]Trilogy [3 CD]
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Chick Corea Trio Montreal 1985 Jazz Time JT-117 Stereo Soundboard Recording Chick Corea Trio Montreal 1985 Jazz Time JT-117 Stereo Soundboard Recording USD $10.00 (0 bids)
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Chick Corea Solo Concert 2018 Jazz Time JT-119 Stereo Soundboard Recording Chick Corea Solo Concert 2018 Jazz Time JT-119 Stereo Soundboard Recording USD $10.00 (0 bids)
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CHICK COREA Discography

CHICK COREA albums / top albums

CHICK COREA Tones for Joan's Bones album cover 3.56 | 8 ratings
Tones for Joan's Bones
Hard Bop 1968
CHICK COREA Now He Sings, Now He Sobs album cover 4.44 | 18 ratings
Now He Sings, Now He Sobs
Post Bop 1968
CHICK COREA Is album cover 3.70 | 6 ratings
Is
Avant-Garde Jazz 1969
CHICK COREA The Sun album cover 3.00 | 2 ratings
The Sun
Avant-Garde Jazz 1970
CHICK COREA The Song of Singing album cover 3.50 | 6 ratings
The Song of Singing
Avant-Garde Jazz 1970
CHICK COREA Piano Improvisations, Volume 1 album cover 3.58 | 6 ratings
Piano Improvisations, Volume 1
Post Bop 1971
CHICK COREA Circle 2: Gathering album cover 4.00 | 3 ratings
Circle 2: Gathering
Avant-Garde Jazz 1971
CHICK COREA A.R.C. (with David Holland & Barry Altschul) album cover 4.00 | 7 ratings
A.R.C. (with David Holland & Barry Altschul)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1971
CHICK COREA Piano Improvisations, Volume 2 album cover 3.50 | 6 ratings
Piano Improvisations, Volume 2
Post Bop 1972
CHICK COREA Sundance (aka Before Forever) album cover 3.50 | 5 ratings
Sundance (aka Before Forever)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1972
CHICK COREA Return to Forever album cover 4.33 | 37 ratings
Return to Forever
Fusion 1972
CHICK COREA Circling In (Circle) album cover 4.47 | 5 ratings
Circling In (Circle)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1975
CHICK COREA The Leprechaun album cover 4.05 | 12 ratings
The Leprechaun
Fusion 1976
CHICK COREA My Spanish Heart album cover 4.20 | 19 ratings
My Spanish Heart
Fusion 1976
CHICK COREA The Mad Hatter album cover 3.62 | 12 ratings
The Mad Hatter
Fusion 1978
CHICK COREA Friends album cover 3.48 | 10 ratings
Friends
Fusion 1978
CHICK COREA Secret Agent album cover 3.50 | 3 ratings
Secret Agent
Fusion 1978
CHICK COREA Circulus (Circle) album cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Circulus (Circle)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1978
CHICK COREA Circulus Vol. 1 (Circle) album cover 3.75 | 2 ratings
Circulus Vol. 1 (Circle)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1978
CHICK COREA Circulus Vol.2 (aka Circulus) (Circle) album cover 3.75 | 2 ratings
Circulus Vol.2 (aka Circulus) (Circle)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1978
CHICK COREA Delphi I album cover 3.25 | 2 ratings
Delphi I
Avant-Garde Jazz 1979
CHICK COREA Delphi 2&3 Solo Piano Improvisations album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Delphi 2&3 Solo Piano Improvisations
Avant-Garde Jazz 1980
CHICK COREA Tap Step album cover 3.25 | 4 ratings
Tap Step
Fusion 1980
CHICK COREA Three Quartets album cover 4.10 | 12 ratings
Three Quartets
Post Bop 1981
CHICK COREA Touchstone album cover 4.25 | 4 ratings
Touchstone
Fusion 1982
CHICK COREA Trio Music album cover 4.36 | 7 ratings
Trio Music
Post Bop 1982
CHICK COREA Lyric Suite for Sextet (with Gary Burton) album cover 3.50 | 4 ratings
Lyric Suite for Sextet (with Gary Burton)
Post-Fusion Contemporary 1983
CHICK COREA Again and Again (The Joburg Sessions) album cover 4.10 | 5 ratings
Again and Again (The Joburg Sessions)
Fusion 1983
CHICK COREA Children's Songs album cover 3.94 | 8 ratings
Children's Songs
Post-Fusion Contemporary 1984
CHICK COREA Voyage (with Steve Kujala) album cover 3.12 | 4 ratings
Voyage (with Steve Kujala)
Post-Fusion Contemporary 1985
CHICK COREA Septet album cover 3.38 | 4 ratings
Septet
Third Stream 1985
CHICK COREA The Chick Corea EleKtric Band album cover 3.72 | 9 ratings
The Chick Corea EleKtric Band
Fusion 1986
CHICK COREA Light Years (CCEB) album cover 3.12 | 4 ratings
Light Years (CCEB)
Fusion 1987
CHICK COREA Eye of The Beholder (CCEB) album cover 3.62 | 9 ratings
Eye of The Beholder (CCEB)
Fusion 1988
CHICK COREA Akoustic Band album cover 4.14 | 9 ratings
Akoustic Band
Post Bop 1989
CHICK COREA Inside Out (CCEB) album cover 3.50 | 6 ratings
Inside Out (CCEB)
Fusion 1990
CHICK COREA Beneath The Mask (CCEB) album cover 3.67 | 6 ratings
Beneath The Mask (CCEB)
Fusion 1991
CHICK COREA Chick Corea Akoustic Band: Alive album cover 2.75 | 2 ratings
Chick Corea Akoustic Band: Alive
Post Bop 1991
CHICK COREA Elektric Band II : Paint The World (CCEB) album cover 3.16 | 10 ratings
Elektric Band II : Paint The World (CCEB)
Fusion 1993
CHICK COREA Expressions album cover 3.33 | 3 ratings
Expressions
Post Bop 1994
CHICK COREA Chick Corea Quartet : Time Warp album cover 3.50 | 4 ratings
Chick Corea Quartet : Time Warp
Post Bop 1995
CHICK COREA Native Sense (with Gary Burton) album cover 3.50 | 3 ratings
Native Sense (with Gary Burton)
Post Bop 1997
CHICK COREA Remembering Bud Powell album cover 3.91 | 4 ratings
Remembering Bud Powell
Post Bop 1997
CHICK COREA Change (with Origin) album cover 3.17 | 3 ratings
Change (with Origin)
Post Bop 1999
CHICK COREA Past, Present & Futures album cover 4.00 | 4 ratings
Past, Present & Futures
Post Bop 2001
CHICK COREA To The Stars (CCEB) album cover 2.91 | 7 ratings
To The Stars (CCEB)
Fusion 2003
CHICK COREA The Ultimate Adventure album cover 3.67 | 3 ratings
The Ultimate Adventure
Fusion 2006
CHICK COREA The Enchantment (with Bela Fleck) album cover 3.48 | 6 ratings
The Enchantment (with Bela Fleck)
Post-Fusion Contemporary 2007
CHICK COREA Chick Corea, John Patitucci, Antonio Sanchez :  Dr. Joe album cover 3.96 | 4 ratings
Chick Corea, John Patitucci, Antonio Sanchez : Dr. Joe
Fusion 2007
CHICK COREA Chick Corea / Richie Barshay / Hadrien Feraud : Brooklyn, Paris To Clearwater album cover 3.50 | 2 ratings
Chick Corea / Richie Barshay / Hadrien Feraud : Brooklyn, Paris To Clearwater
Fusion 2007
CHICK COREA The Continents: Concerto for Jazz Quintet & Chamber Orchestra album cover 3.00 | 3 ratings
The Continents: Concerto for Jazz Quintet & Chamber Orchestra
Third Stream 2012
CHICK COREA Hot House (with Gary Burton) album cover 3.50 | 4 ratings
Hot House (with Gary Burton)
Post Bop 2012
CHICK COREA Vigil album cover 3.70 | 5 ratings
Vigil
Fusion 2013
CHICK COREA The Spanish Heart Band : Antidote album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Spanish Heart Band : Antidote
Latin Jazz 2019

CHICK COREA EPs & splits

CHICK COREA live albums

CHICK COREA Jazz For A Sunday Afternoon Volume 4 (aka Live At The Village Vanguard) album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Jazz For A Sunday Afternoon Volume 4 (aka Live At The Village Vanguard)
Post Bop 1969
CHICK COREA Circle 1: Live In Germany Concert album cover 3.50 | 2 ratings
Circle 1: Live In Germany Concert
Avant-Garde Jazz 1971
CHICK COREA Circle: Paris Concert album cover 3.64 | 7 ratings
Circle: Paris Concert
Avant-Garde Jazz 1972
CHICK COREA Chick Corea Quartet : Live In New York, 1974 (aka I Grandi Del Jazz) album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Chick Corea Quartet : Live In New York, 1974 (aka I Grandi Del Jazz)
Fusion 1976
CHICK COREA Corea-Hancock album cover 4.00 | 4 ratings
Corea-Hancock
Post Bop 1979
CHICK COREA In Concert, Zürich, October 28, 1979 (with Gary Burton) album cover 3.50 | 3 ratings
In Concert, Zürich, October 28, 1979 (with Gary Burton)
Post Bop 1980
CHICK COREA Chick Corea & Lionel Hampton ‎: Chick & Lionel Live At Midem (aka In Concert aka Sea Journey aka Chick Corea And Friends aka  La Fiesta aka Come Rain Or Come Shine) album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Chick Corea & Lionel Hampton ‎: Chick & Lionel Live At Midem (aka In Concert aka Sea Journey aka Chick Corea And Friends aka La Fiesta aka Come Rain Or Come Shine)
Hard Bop 1980
CHICK COREA The Meeting album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
The Meeting
Third Stream 1983
CHICK COREA Chick Corea / Nicolas Economou : On Two Pianos album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Chick Corea / Nicolas Economou : On Two Pianos
Third Stream 1983
CHICK COREA Trio Music, Live in Europe album cover 4.08 | 6 ratings
Trio Music, Live in Europe
Post Bop 1986
CHICK COREA Live In Montreux album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Live In Montreux
Post Bop 1994
CHICK COREA Chick Corea Akoustic Band ‎: Summer Night - Live album cover 3.25 | 2 ratings
Chick Corea Akoustic Band ‎: Summer Night - Live
Post Bop 1994
CHICK COREA Live From Elario's (First Gig) (CCEB) album cover 3.25 | 2 ratings
Live From Elario's (First Gig) (CCEB)
Fusion 1996
CHICK COREA The Trio Live From Country Club album cover 3.00 | 3 ratings
The Trio Live From Country Club
Post Bop 1996
CHICK COREA Akoustic Band Live From The Blue Note Tokyo album cover 3.33 | 3 ratings
Akoustic Band Live From The Blue Note Tokyo
Post Bop 1996
CHICK COREA From Nothing album cover 3.00 | 2 ratings
From Nothing
Post Bop 1996
CHICK COREA Origin: Live At The Blue Note album cover 3.48 | 4 ratings
Origin: Live At The Blue Note
Post Bop 1998
CHICK COREA A Week At Blue Note album cover 3.25 | 2 ratings
A Week At Blue Note
Post Bop 1998
CHICK COREA Corea.Concerto album cover 2.75 | 2 ratings
Corea.Concerto
Third Stream 1999
CHICK COREA Solo Piano, Part One: Originals album cover 2.75 | 2 ratings
Solo Piano, Part One: Originals
Post Bop 2000
CHICK COREA Solo Piano, Part Two: Standards album cover 2.25 | 2 ratings
Solo Piano, Part Two: Standards
Fusion 2000
CHICK COREA Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Post Bop 2002
CHICK COREA Rendezvous in New York album cover 3.80 | 5 ratings
Rendezvous in New York
Post Bop 2003
CHICK COREA Live in Molde (with Trondheim Jazz Orchestra) album cover 3.50 | 2 ratings
Live in Molde (with Trondheim Jazz Orchestra)
Fusion 2005
CHICK COREA Super Trio (with Steve Gadd and Christian McBride) album cover 3.50 | 4 ratings
Super Trio (with Steve Gadd and Christian McBride)
Post Bop 2006
CHICK COREA From Miles (Tribute to Miles Davis) album cover 3.25 | 2 ratings
From Miles (Tribute to Miles Davis)
Post Bop 2007
CHICK COREA Chillin' in Chelan (Tribute to Thelonious Monk) album cover 3.07 | 4 ratings
Chillin' in Chelan (Tribute to Thelonious Monk)
Post Bop 2007
CHICK COREA The Boston Three Party (Tribute to Bill Evans) album cover 3.94 | 5 ratings
The Boston Three Party (Tribute to Bill Evans)
Fusion 2007
CHICK COREA The New Crystal Silence album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
The New Crystal Silence
Post Bop 2008
CHICK COREA Duet (Chick & Hiromi) album cover 4.00 | 4 ratings
Duet (Chick & Hiromi)
Post Bop 2008
CHICK COREA Further Explorations (with Eddie Gomez / Paul Motian) album cover 4.00 | 4 ratings
Further Explorations (with Eddie Gomez / Paul Motian)
Post Bop 2011
CHICK COREA Orvieto album cover 3.67 | 3 ratings
Orvieto
Post Bop 2011
CHICK COREA Trilogy album cover 3.48 | 3 ratings
Trilogy
Post Bop 2013
CHICK COREA Solo Piano : Portraits album cover 3.00 | 2 ratings
Solo Piano : Portraits
Post Bop 2014
CHICK COREA Chick Corea & Béla Fleck : Two album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Chick Corea & Béla Fleck : Two
Fusion 2015
CHICK COREA Musician album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Musician
Fusion 2017
CHICK COREA The Chick Corea + Steve Gadd Band : Chinese Butterfly album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chick Corea + Steve Gadd Band : Chinese Butterfly
Fusion 2017
CHICK COREA Chick Corea, Christian McBride & Brian Blade : Trilogy 2 album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Chick Corea, Christian McBride & Brian Blade : Trilogy 2
Post Bop 2018
CHICK COREA Chick Corea Akoustic Band Live album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chick Corea Akoustic Band Live
Post Bop 2018
CHICK COREA Chick Corea With Trondheim Jazz Orchestra & Erlend Skomsvoll ‎: What Game Shall We Play Today album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chick Corea With Trondheim Jazz Orchestra & Erlend Skomsvoll ‎: What Game Shall We Play Today
Progressive Big Band 2018
CHICK COREA Trilogy 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Trilogy 2
Post Bop 2018

CHICK COREA demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

CHICK COREA Solo Improvisations From Japan album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Solo Improvisations From Japan
Fusion 2005

CHICK COREA re-issues & compilations

CHICK COREA Bliss! (aka Extasis aka The Beginning) album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Bliss! (aka Extasis aka The Beginning)
Post Bop 1973
CHICK COREA Inner Space album cover 3.75 | 4 ratings
Inner Space
Hard Bop 1973
CHICK COREA Corea/ Longo : Piano Giants album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Corea/ Longo : Piano Giants
Post Bop 1974
CHICK COREA Corea album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Corea
Avant-Garde Jazz 1975
CHICK COREA Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Keith Jarrett, McCoy Tyner album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Keith Jarrett, McCoy Tyner
Post Bop 1976
CHICK COREA Jazzman (aka Chick Corea aka Waltz For Bill Evans) album cover 3.50 | 3 ratings
Jazzman (aka Chick Corea aka Waltz For Bill Evans)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1979
CHICK COREA Chick Corea (Featuring Lionel Hampton) album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Chick Corea (Featuring Lionel Hampton)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1980
CHICK COREA Chick Corea & Bennie Wallace Trio album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chick Corea & Bennie Wallace Trio
Post Bop 1985
CHICK COREA Works album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Works
Fusion 1985
CHICK COREA Early Days album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Early Days
Avant-Garde Jazz 1986
CHICK COREA Compact Jazz album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Compact Jazz
Fusion 1987
CHICK COREA Chick Corea & Mike Longo : Piano Giants album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chick Corea & Mike Longo : Piano Giants
Post Bop 1991
CHICK COREA Early Circle (Circle) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Early Circle (Circle)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1992
CHICK COREA The Best of Chick Corea album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
The Best of Chick Corea
Avant-Garde Jazz 1993
CHICK COREA Verve Jazz Masters 3 (aka Maestros Del Jazz) album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Verve Jazz Masters 3 (aka Maestros Del Jazz)
Fusion 1993
CHICK COREA Music Forever & Beyond album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Music Forever & Beyond
Post Bop 1996
CHICK COREA The Gold Collection album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Gold Collection
Avant-Garde Jazz 1997
CHICK COREA Priceless Jazz Collection album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Priceless Jazz Collection
Post Bop 1997
CHICK COREA Converge album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Converge
Avant-Garde Jazz 1999
CHICK COREA Chick Corea & Miroslav Vitouš : Tones For Joan's Bones & Mountain In The Clouds album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chick Corea & Miroslav Vitouš : Tones For Joan's Bones & Mountain In The Clouds
Hard Bop 1999
CHICK COREA The Beginning album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Beginning
Avant-Garde Jazz 2000
CHICK COREA Chick Corea Presents Originations album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chick Corea Presents Originations
Post Bop 2000
CHICK COREA ECM Selected Recordings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
ECM Selected Recordings
Post Bop 2002
CHICK COREA The Complete 3.00 | 1 ratings
The Complete "Is" Sessions
Avant-Garde Jazz 2002
CHICK COREA Five Trios album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Five Trios
Post Bop 2008
CHICK COREA Electric Chick album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Electric Chick
Fusion 2008
CHICK COREA Solo Piano (Improvisations / Children's Songs) album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Solo Piano (Improvisations / Children's Songs)
Post Bop 2010
CHICK COREA The Definitive Chick Corea on Stretch and Concord album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Definitive Chick Corea on Stretch and Concord
Post Bop 2011
CHICK COREA Chick Corea / Makoto Ozone : Chick & Makoto -Duets album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chick Corea / Makoto Ozone : Chick & Makoto -Duets
Post Bop 2016
CHICK COREA Classic Album Selection album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Classic Album Selection
Fusion 2016
CHICK COREA The Chick Corea Elektric Band ‎: Live In Tokyo 1987 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chick Corea Elektric Band ‎: Live In Tokyo 1987
Fusion 2017

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CHICK COREA movies (DVD, Blu-Ray or VHS)

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Chick Corea Akoustic Band : Munich Klaviersommer 1986
Post Bop 1986
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Chick Corea and Gary Burton - Recorded live at the Munich Philharmonie
Post Bop 1997
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Chick Corea & Friends: Live - Remembering Bud Powell
Post Bop 2000
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Rendezvous In New York
Post Bop 2005
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Chick Corea Elektric Band: Live At Montreux 2004
Fusion 2005
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The Chick Corea Elektric Band ‎: Live At The Iowa State University 1987
Fusion 2005
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Chick Corea Akoustic Band : Rendezvous in New York
Post Bop 2005
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Chick Corea & Gary Burton : Live At Montreux '97
Post Bop 2006
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Chick Corea Akoustic Band ‎: At Montreal Jazz Festival
Post Bop 2008
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That Old Feeling / Live In L.A.
Post Bop 2011

CHICK COREA Reviews

CHICK COREA Chick Corea, Christian McBride & Brian Blade : Trilogy 2

Live album · 2018 · Post Bop
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snobb
Same way as five years ago, with first snow Chick Corea acoustic trio's live recordings collection from world tour comes again this early winter. Titled "Trilogy 2" it is obvious continuation of their successful 2013 Japanese release (in 2014 released in Europe and US as well). Complied from 2010-2016 concerts, this time it is a double CD (previous one was a triple) and comes from Japan again. Most probably next year will offer more accessible Western editions as well.

Working formula didn't change a lot - with opener "How Deep Is The Ocean" (the only song presented on both first and second "Trilogies") with Corea's Latin/Fusion hits "500 Miles High" and "La Fiesta", his early success "Now He Sings, Now He Sobs" and few standards.

As in case with first "Trilogy", biggest interest here is a new interpretations of known songs. Started with very relaxed and even unusually for him slightly sentimental manner, Chick after few first songs returns back to more dynamic enthusiastic grooving post-bop - music he plays best starting from mid 70s.

Despite of obviously entertaining character of presented material, trio of highest class professionals never sound repetitive or boring, mostly because of unexpected takes on well known material. It's really impressive to hear how different from popular versions many songs sound without leaving mainstream/chamber jazz frames.

Great X-mas present for pianist fans.

CHICK COREA Return to Forever

Album · 1972 · Fusion
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It seems that in any musical genre, the most creative work goes down during the days in which said genre is being created. For sure the most intense bebop happened in the early 40s, and although you may still hear some good bop to this day, it will never be quite the same again. The same could also be said for jazz fusion, a genre that became an easy target for criticism over time, but in the heady days of its inception, some really interesting music was created under the fusion moniker, which leads us to Chick Corea’s first attempt to lead a fusion group while recording the album, “Return to Forever”. Chick was hardly new to the fusion world at the time of this recording, he had already participated on several ground breaking albums by Miles Davis, but, as stated earlier, “Return to Forever” was Chick’s first fusion recording as band leader. Corea’s albums as leader prior to this were definitely shaking up the jazz world, whether he was making cutting edge post bop tracks with Roy Haynes, or avant-garde excursions with Anthony Braxton, Chick was definitely a pianist to watch in the early 70s.

Like many early fusion recordings, a ‘mystical’ scent of hippie incense hangs heavy over “Return”. Psychedelic rock and progressive rock were at a peak during this time, and their sometimes indulgent excesses were an influence on many early fusion albums. The lengthy multi-sectioned songs on here, as well as Flora Purim’s exotic wordless vocals and a good dose of spacey reverb give “Return” a definite art rock flavor, but the long-line virtuoso solos from Chick, and everyone else, are brought about by these musician’s well trained background in jazz. Chick’s solos during this time were heavily influenced by his interest in Afro-Cuban jazz, his montuno driven rhythms contain some of the fiercest playing of his entire career. Unfortunately, in a few years after this recording, much of that aggressive Afro-Cuban influence will leave Chick’s playing for good. Rising to Chick’s energetic challenge, bassist Stanley Clarke man handles the difficult and bulky stand-up bass to play driving rhythms reminiscent of Cream and James Brown, the sort of bass lines that are more easily played on an electric bass.

All of the tracks on here are excellent, but title track, “Return to Forever” and side two’s lengthy “Sometime Ago-La Fiesta” stand out in the way that the whole band comes together for some very intense interplay driven by Corea’s quasi-montuno rhythmic figures. This will always be Chick Corea’s best fusion album, later attempts in this genre by him seem to get bogged down with too many compositional ideas, and too much ‘cheerful’ cuteness.

CHICK COREA Jazzman (aka Chick Corea aka Waltz For Bill Evans)

Boxset / Compilation · 1979 · Avant-Garde Jazz
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Pianist Chick Corea's Return To Forever(RTF) project made him a superstar of sort at the late 70s, when RTF themselves were already inactive jazz fusion popularity in general experienced significant decline. Corea himself tried to find a new ground as solo artist playing everything from pop jazz to Latin to third stream, with only partial success.

At the same time music industry still worked hard trying to explore "Chick Corea"'s brand till the end. It was a time when numerous labels have released plenty of all possible re-issues,compilations and archival materials, related with Corea's name, often in quite odd form."Jazzman" is one of such releases (which can be find under dozen of different titles on the market as well).

This compilation contains four Corea's early pieces, most probably coming from three-days session, recorded in 1969. Chick collaborators are all future stars,including bassist Dave Holland,drummer Jack DeJohnette,flutist Hubert Laws,trumpeter Woody Shaw,tenor Bennie Maupin and lesser known percussionist Horacee Arnold. The music has been recorded at the same time as Corea's first avant-garde jazz work "Is", and contains stylistically very similar music. Even being less free and more tuneful, "Jazzman" for sure must to disappoint RTF fans, expecting something similar in "new" Corea's releases. At the same time, it can really attract those not so numerous fans of Corea's most creative experimental period of late 60s - early 70s. More accessible than "Is" or "A.R.C." (not mention his complex masterpieces,released with Circle), "Jazzman" contains a bit direct-less mix of avant-garde jazz, early fusion and post-bop and that way illustrates quite well where from Corea's later music is coming.

The odd thing about this album is one could already be familiar with same (or very similar material) even without knowing about it. No info is provided about original sources, and to make the situation even more dreadful, it looks some titles of previously released songs are changed as well. As a result, we know that most probably "Jazzman" contains same, or very similar material with that already released in 1972 on obscure Corea's "Sundance" album. Again, it looks that all compositions were recorded during same sessions as "Sundance", and very possible "Jazzman" combines some material, already released on "Sundance" with one or more outtakes. At the same time there are plenty of albums released under different titles,which contain same or very similar material (quite often different songs titles doesn't mean that songs are really different), plus some of alternative releases mention containing "alternate versions" of same tracks. It's almost impossible to realize now where the truth is, probably better solution is Corea's "Early Works" album, possibly containing full session's material in one place.

Anyway, released most probably as one more try to explore "hot" Corea's name of the moment, this album contains some interesting material from possibly most creative Chick's period and today can offer some attractive moments for pianist's fans.

CHICK COREA Origin: Live At The Blue Note

Live album · 1998 · Post Bop
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Renown pianist Chick Corea started his career in jazz highest league playing in Miles Davis band in 60s. After few mainstream solo albums as leader he co-founded technically superior (if short-lived) all-star avant-garde jazz quartet Circle (with bassist Dave Holland, sax player Anthony Braxton and drummer Barry Altschul) and then moved to stardom with his fusion band Return To Forever.

Still from mid 70s, when his successful fusion formula experienced dramatic decline under pressure of myriad of clones and and army fuzak players, Corea lost direction for decades unsuccessfully trying to find new inspiration (or another formula of success).Recorded few quite interesting fusion albums as leader,he started series of repeating changes of bands and genres with only very limited success trying everything from pop-jazz to chamber jazz,revitalizing electric fusion formula and returning back to mainstream jazz.

The only thing is obvious with no doubt - starting from late 70s Corea's best bands/albums all are post-bop. His acoustic sextet with young Israeli bassist Avishai Cohen (which opened to Cohen doors to best jazz scenes),drummer and reeds section is probably his Chick's best band for two decades. There are two releases only documenting Origin music, "Live at the Blue Note" debut (later released as box set incl. hours of unreleased material) and studio album "Change", released year later with different drummer (Jeff Ballard replacing Adam Cruz).

"Live at the Blue Note" contains material,selected from a week-long gig in December 1997,recorded in New York club. Sextet plays Corea's new originals with one exception (album's closer "It Could Happen To You"). Musically the album contains quite conservative post-bop with lot of brass/reeds, often sounding as bigger orchestra. Rhythm section is groovy and warm/physical recalling recordings from 60s, Corea plays his trademark tuneful moody piano,often with Latin touch and his old fans can easily hear some citations recalling early Return of Forever Latin scented music. He smartly adds few more complex and freer moments which work as tasteful spices making Origin music more delicious.

For sure, nothing is new here. Starting from mid 70s Corea's music is usually more or less of good quality, but always safe. Still great musicians' interplay and technical excellence makes his best albums (incl. Origin recordings) a pleasant listening. A few years later Corea will establish another short-lived project with bassist Avishai Cohen - the New Trio (with drummer Jeff Ballard). In new Millennium Chick will continue playing with acoustic post-bop trios releasing his better recordings and enjoying moderate success (partially in Japan)

CHICK COREA Return to Forever

Album · 1972 · Fusion
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On thing I love about this album is its ability to take on a diverse range of visceral planes while still remaining cerebrally consistent. The album is full of interesting technical instrumental and vocal work yet can jump from contemplative atmosphere churning to tart poppy jazz without betraying artistic depth.

Flora Purim is a delightful vocalist who sweetens this album to no end. Airto Moreira's percussion is also definitely worth one's attention.

Ultimately what makes this album one of my favorites is its playability. By virtue of one's ability to play it in mixed company, it grows heavy with memories and moods that other albums never have because they're meant for headphones in a bedroom. This album is good for drives, the beach, picnics, relaxed parties, anything. Go out and play it for your pop music friends.

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