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Childrens Songs (Shm)
Chick Corea
Childrens Songs (Shm)
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Chick Corea
Title: Childrens Songs (Shm)
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Universal Japan
Release Date: 10/8/2008
Album Type: Original recording remastered, Import
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Modern Postbebop, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1

CD Reviews

A colllection of immensely creative piano works
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Funny how this recording grows on you over time. I have heard this often over the years and now for the last month have been listening to it almost daily. I feel (as another reviewer did) that in a hundred years, this may turn out to be one of the the best classical works of the late 20th century, even if it appears to be jazz-threaded. Its as good an 'existential' expression of the times as were the Chopin nocturnes, or the piano version of the Ravel Mother Goose Suite, or the Eric Satie solo piano classics. If you are moved by those pieces, you will indeed like these. These works by Chick are pensive, profound, lyrical. And after 19 piano solos comes the Addendum for Violin, Cello and Piano which is a terrific classically modelled trio."
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Everytime I hear this disc I am reminded how amazing the human species is. Just when it seems we have defeated the mountain someone goes higher. Chick is one of the finest composers of our time ! I believe in say, One hundred years they will look back on the music from our era and Chick Corea will be held as one of the greats. From his awe inspiring "Return to Forever" project to "Concerto" Chick has hit all of the intellectual high ground while all the time maintaining plenty of emotion and feeling, Not to mention Technique! CHILDRENS SONGS is a beautiful collection of short musical stories...the title would imply a simple structure but nothing could be farther from the truth. These compositions bristle with fresh and almost child like energy and emotion (hence the title I would imagine)and as always leave the listner touched and wanting more...BUY IT !"
Beautifully crafted songs and piano voicings
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Give it all the stars !! Like Gershwin preludes or Chopin nocturnes, Corea's songs are deceptive in their simplicity. I hear something new in each hearing. Having listened to some of these songs first with Corea's duets with vibes player Gary Burton (dense in texture but equally wonderful), I think that the solo piano versions bare the "bones" of these lovely compostions. Certainly will find a place in Jazz/20th Century classical repertoire. I wonder how lovely these songs would sound if arranged for two classical guitars. (has it been done?)"