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Chick Corea Suggestions

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by sargebaker, Dec 5, 2004.

  1. sargebaker

    sargebaker Commercial User

    May 2, 2004
    Montreal QC CA
    owner/builder, ISLAND Instrument Mfg.
    Hey guys, starting to make my CD Wish list and I was wondering what good Chick Corea albums I should have on it.

  2. solo-
    now he sings,now he sobs
    three quartets

    with return to forever-
    hymn of the seventh galaxy
    romantic warrior

    with the elektric band-
    beneath the mask
    eye of the beholder
  3. *Like Minds
    *Now he sings, Now he sobs
    *Tones for Joan's Bones
    *Native Sense
    *Inner Space
    *Voyage----if still available.
  4. DaveBeny


    Mar 22, 2000
    London, UK
    'Light as a Feather'
  5. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    I agree 100% with these...I know what you're saying by 'solo', hope the neophytes realize they are both group efforts. ;)
    I also like ARC with Dave Holland & Barry Altschul + the Circle stuff(add Anthony Braxton).

    DVD-wise, there are couple Corea things out there. I have The Woodstock Jazz Festival DVD...Corea, Braxton, Vitous, DeJohnette make up the core band.
  6. The box set Music Forever and Beyond is a very good way of gaining an overview of Corea's work from the mid-60s up to 1996.

    Any of his Return To Forever albums are worthwhile if only to hear Stanley Clarke.

    I might also suggest Like Minds, which showcases not only his piano, but Gary Burton's vibes and Pat Metheny's guitar (Dave Holland holds down the bottom quite capably thank you).
  7. ApeIsHigh81


    Aug 24, 2004
    Man I barely heard "Fickle Funk" the other day.... I can't get it out of my head!!! That jam is so dope.
  8. leanne


    May 29, 2002
    Rochester, NY
    You can't go wrong with this one...
  9. I'd definitely go for "Romantic Warrior" (Return to Forever) and "Beneath the Mask" (Elektric Band) first... Particularly if you are an electric bassist, the first one has Stanley Clarke, the second one has MASTER Patittuci.
  10. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN

    plus, A.R.C. and anything with Avishai Cohen on it (Origins).