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New Chick Corea CD with Carles Benavent

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by KJung, Feb 8, 2006.


  1. Nice new CD... just released on Chick's website. The title of the CD is 'The Ultimate Adventure'. Chick is going back to his 'Light as a Feather' roots.

    Vinnie and Gadd on drums, Airto on percussion, Carles on bass, Hubert Laws on flute.
     
  2. Ken,

    Have you picked up the album yet? I've been meaning to but haven't got around to it yet.
     
  3. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    Awsome. I'm definitely picking that up. Thanks.

    Carles is amazing.
     
  4. Can you buy it in stores or only in the website?
     
  5. It came in the mail yesterday. It's very nice... Carles sounds great. It has the vibe of the early 'Light as a Feather' era recordings, playing and writing.

    I also have the previous CD with Carles playing bass... the more 'Flamenco' type recording. While there are some high points, I just am not a fan of Gayle Moran's (I think that's the spelling) singing... and there is a LOT of it on that CD.

    So, IMO, if you want to hear Carles with Chick, this would be a better CD to get.

    I also have a couple of live Paco CD's with Carles playing. The sound quality on those CD's is not great, but the playing is fabulous. I had the pleasure of seeing Carles with Paco in the 90's and also Carles with Chick recently.... very, very unique and cool!

    I assume the new CD will be widely available, but I pre-ordered a while ago on his site.... got a nice note and autograph from Chick with the CD... nice!
     
  6. metalguy2

    metalguy2

    Dec 26, 2004
    Boston
    I am listening to it right now.. Great stuff!
     
  7. j-raj

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

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    I'm gettin it.
     
  8. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    I heard some f this on NPR this morning(they were doing a spot on Chick) and i will def be getting this one... Sounds like updated RTF to me,. which i think is a good thing!
     
  9. DaveBeny

    DaveBeny

    Mar 22, 2000
    London, UK
  10. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    I have never heard of this bass player... someone please enlighten me ?
     
  11. DaveBeny

    DaveBeny

    Mar 22, 2000
    London, UK
    Introduced the electric bass to flamenco 30 or so years ago, and a long-time sideman to guitarist Paco de Lucia. Plays with a plectrum, and has devastating technique - not many bassists can keep up with Paco at full speed.

    Here's a couple of video clip of Carles jamming over some blues:
    http://bassbuilders.free.fr/04mmvideos/carles_benavent.wmv

    Video with Chick Corea:
    http://www.chickcorea.com/tua-spainvideo.html


    Some RealAudio clips:
    'Viva Cai' (excerpt)
    https://www.flamenco-world.com/tienda/files/song_43.ram
    'En Buenas Manos'
    https://www.flamenco-world.com/tiend.../song_1091.ram
    'Pasodoble Balear'
    https://www.flamenco-world.com/tiend.../song_1092.ram
     
  12. gdawg27

    gdawg27

    Jan 12, 2006
    Like "Light as a Feather"? I'm sold!
     
  13. j-raj

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

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    +1... that is one of my favorite albums!

    Carles work with Paco is amazing too!
     
  14. DaveBeny

    DaveBeny

    Mar 22, 2000
    London, UK
  15. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    Is he playing a 6 on this Cd ? The stuff i heard sounded like i heard a high c string at some point...
     
  16. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
  17. j-raj

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

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    E-C tuning, close-spaced 5'ver... I think that it is a 32 inch scale Drozd.
     
  18. the best CD Chick has made in years - this is great stuff

    M
     
  19. DaveBeny

    DaveBeny

    Mar 22, 2000
    London, UK
    Finally picked this album up today. Listening to it now and liking it A LOT. The 'Light as a Feather' concept updated for 2006. Great bass work from Benavent.

    The lineup of drum/percussion talent on this disc is amazing: Hossam Ramzy, Airto Moreira, Steve Gadd, Vinnie Colaiuta, Tom Brechtlein and Rubem Dantas! :eek:

    Plus, it's nice to hear Hubert Laws back playing something other than "smooth jazz".