My Spanish Heart

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My Spanish Heart
Studio album by Chick Corea
Released 1976
Recorded October, 1976 at Kendun Recorders Burbank, California
Genre Jazz
Length 67:03
Label Polydor Records
Verve Records (reissue)
Chick Corea chronology
The Leprechaun
(1976)
My Spanish Heart
(1976)
The Mad Hatter
(1978)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

My Spanish Heart is an album recorded by Chick Corea and released in 1976.

The album combines jazz fusion pieces and more traditional Latin music pieces. The album includes use of full brass and string sections on some tracks. "El Bozo" suite relies heavily on the use of synthesizers while "Spanish Fantasy" suite is mostly acoustic. The first four tracks form a suite as well.

My Spanish Heart is among the most successfully received of Corea's albums among music critics. It received a five star review from Down Beat magazine.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Chick Corea

Side one[edit]

  1. "Love Castle" – 4:45
  2. "The Gardens" – 3:12
  3. "Day Danse" – 4:27
  4. "My Spanish Heart" – 1:37
  5. "Night Streets" - 6:08

Side two[edit]

  1. "The Hilltop" – 6:16
  2. "The Sky" – 4:57
  3. "Wind Danse" – 5:00

Side three[edit]

  1. "Armando's Rhumba" – 5:19

El Bozo - 12:02:

  1. "Prelude to El Bozo" – 1:34
  2. "El Bozo, Part 1 – 2:52
  3. "El Bozo, Part 2" – 2:03
  4. "El Bozo, Part 3" – 5:03

Side four[edit]

Spanish Fantasy - 20:42

  1. "Spanish Fantasy, Part 1" – 6:06
  2. "Spanish Fantasy, Part 2" – 5:14
  3. "Spanish Fantasy, Part 3" – 3:06
  4. "Spanish Fantasy, Part 4" – 5:16

Bonus track[edit]

  1. "The Clouds" – 4:33

Note: "The Sky" was omitted in CD editions released during the 1980s and 1990s due to efforts to make the whole double-LP to fit to one CD. This track is included in recent CD editions (the absolute length of audio CDs has increased over the years due to more efficient designing systems) along with the previously unreleased track "The Clouds". Due to consolidation in the record industry over the later part of the 20th century, recent issues of the album are now on Verve Records, a label that specializes in jazz.

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1977) Peak
position
Billboard Top Jazz Albums 2[2]
Billboard Top Pop Albums 55[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jurek, Thom (2011). "My Spanish Heart - Chick Corea | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 3 July 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "My Spanish Heart - Chick Corea | Awards | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 27 October 2013.