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|Chick Corea, Origin|
Origin: Live At The Blue Note
Genres: Jazz, Pop
On Live at the Blue Note, pianist Chick Corea rediscovers the pleasures of playing acoustic jazz with a talented group of like-minded musicians. Featuring the versatile front line of trombonist Steve Davis and multiple ree... more »
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On Live at the Blue Note, pianist Chick Corea rediscovers the pleasures of playing acoustic jazz with a talented group of like-minded musicians. Featuring the versatile front line of trombonist Steve Davis and multiple reed players Bob Shepard and Steve Wilson, Corea's structured compositions provide plenty of room for extended improvisation and impassioned solos. The malleable rhythm section of bassist Avishai Cohen and drummer Adam Cruz pushes these performances into a realm of dynamic interplay and authentic inspiration. Highlights include the Duke Ellington-inspired "Molecules" and a 13-minute interpretation of the Jimmy Van Heusen-Johnny Burke standard "It Could Happen to You." Corea's own playing is particularly powerful, drawing from his diverse experiences with Miles Davis, Return to Forever, and even his freewheeling work with Circle. --Mitch Myers
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George C. from BEACHWOOD, OH
Reviewed on 3/31/2010...
This band is pretty excellent, very progressive in harmonic conception while staying fairly accessible to jazz novices. Good stuff.
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Stunning jazz from a modern master
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This live album from piano extrodinare Chick Corea will bring your speakers to life. Each song glistens with talent, not only from Corea but from every member of the band. The complex, soulfull drumming of Adam Cruz stands out particularly. The sweeping "Double Image" keeps the listener fascinated for it's entire 17 minute running time, as practically every musician in the bands solos. And the remake of "It Could Happen to You" is also well worth mention (all 7 tracks are worth mention, for that matter). I highly recommend this cd to anyone, whether they're seasoned jazz afficianados, or new to the genre. You won't be dissapointed."
Jazz Meets Classical---with a swing edge
Marty Nickison II | Austintown, OH | 12/23/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Chick Corea is no stranger to new methods. With Return to Forever, his duets with Herbie Hancock, and the Elektric Band recordings; Chick has made a career of pushing the boundaries of music and magic.
Chick starts the pieces with nice, melodic (aligned to Mozart) introductions followed by the band joining in some unique, yet fully understandable harmonic progressions. Taking bias to minor and modal phrasing--this music is optimistic, pessimestic, and overall very adventurous.
Those who love Chick Corea will love this album. Also, this album reminds me of some the latin jazz lions (David Sanchez, Antonio Sanchez, Miguel Zeon, etc). With leads in the piano, alto sax, and flute voices--it has a Carribean feel to a jazzy set lending to longer, sonata-allegro classical structures. Think along the lines of Mozart crossed with Sonny Rollins with a soft, pleasant feel similar to the waters of Aruba.
Fans of jazz and Bartok, Mozart, Bach (at times, the phrases Chick plays reminds me of Glenn Gould's Bach recordings) will truly treaure the gold this album is."