CD IV: 5. Beautiful Love
Chick Corea - piano
John McLaughlin - acoustic guitar
Recorded at Montreux, Switzerland, July 15, 1981.
All the tracks: 01 Matrix 02 Chick's Tune 03 Litha 04 Windows 05 Starp 06 Spain 07 No Mystery 01 Hymn of the 7th Galaxy 02 Captain Senor Mouse 03 Nite Sprite 04 Leprechaun's Dream, Part 1 05 Leprechaun's Dream, Part 2 06 Duel of the Jester & the Tyrant (parts 1&2) 07 Armando's Rhumba 08 Humpty Dumpty 09 Sicily 10 Quartet No.2, Part 1 11 Central Park 01 Rumble 02 Cool Weasel Boogie 03 Got a Match 04 Light Years 05 Eternal Child 06 Trance Dance 07 Spain 08 Make a Wish, part 1 09 Make a Wish, part 2 10 99 Flavors 11 Blue Miles 12 Ished 01 I Don't See Me in Your Eyes Anymore 02 Lush Life 03 Soft and Gentle 04 Liza (All the Clouds'll Roll Away) 05 Beautiful Love 06 The Yellow Nimbus 07 Crystal Silence 08 O Solo Mio on the Lone Prairie 09 Even from Me 10 I Fall in Love So Easily 11 'Round Midnight 01 That Old Feeling 02 Trinkle Tinkle 03 Monk's Mood 04 Stella by Starlight 05 Summer Night 06 Sraight no Chaser 07 Story
This very attractive five-CD set does an excellent job of summing up the rather productive career of pianist-keyboardist Chick Corea. The first two discs have highlights from the 1964-82 period including a few sideman appearances, a previously unissued version of "Windows" played with Stan Getz, the original version of "Spain," four pieces from the Return to Forever days and numbers from his freelance projects of the late '70s (highlighted by the exciting "Central Park"). The third disc concentrates on Corea's GRP projects (1986-94), particularly his Elektric and Akoustic Bands (two selections were previously unissued) while the fourth CD is quite a grab-bag that includes collaborations with Herbie Hancock (a version of "Liza" that progresses from stride to free), Gayle Moran, John McLaughlin, Paco DeLucia, Gary Burton, Bobby McFerrin and Miles Davis (a new duet version of "I Fall in Love So Easily" from 1969). In addition Corea is heard as an eight-year old in 1949 on a privately recorded 78 playing a short piano solo and on a version of "'Round Midnight" with strings that was recorded for this 1996 box. In fact the fifth disc consists exclusively of new recordings of standards (plus one original) by Corea in an acoustic quartet with tenor saxophonist Bob Berg (who has rarely sounded more exciting). This well-conceived set is highly recommended even to Chick Corea fans who might have some of his earlier records. A gem. ~Scott Yanow, All-Music Guide
|1996||5-CD||GRP Records GRD-5 9819|