Piano Improvisations Vol. 2

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Piano Improvisations Vol. 2
Studio album by Chick Corea
Released 1972
Recorded April 21, 1971 - April 22, 1971 Ame Bendiksen Studio, Oslo, Norway
Genre Jazz
Length 40:12
Label ECM
Chick Corea chronology
Piano Improvisations Vol. 1
(1971)
Piano Improvisations Vol. 2
(1972)
The Leprechaun
(1976)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Piano Improvisations Vol. 2 is an album recorded by Chick Corea and released in 1972.

The album, along with its counterpart Piano Improvisations Vol. 1, was recorded over the course of two days in Oslo, Norway. The two albums in the Piano Improvisations series serve as a sort of bridge between Corea's other works in Circle and Return to Forever. In addition to seven original pieces written by Corea, he interprets Wayne Shorter's "Masqualero" and Thelonious Monk's "Trinkle, Tinkle". The only musician featured on the album is Chick Corea on piano.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed By Chick Corea; except where indicated

  1. "After Noon Song" – 2:53
  2. "Song For Lee Lee" – 2:46
  3. "Song For Thad" – 2:05
  4. "Trinkle, Tinkle" (Thelonious Monk) – 2:07
  5. "Masqualero " (Wayne Shorter) – 5:40
  6. "Preparation 1" – 2:41
  7. "Preparation 2" – 0:58
  8. "Departure From Planet Earth" – 7:41
  9. "A New Place : Arrival, Scenery, Imps Walk, Rest" – 13:19

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
1975 Billboard Jazz Albums 33[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Piano Improvisations, Vol. 2 - Chick Corea | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 3 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Piano Improvisations, Vol. 2 - Chick Corea | Awards | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 27 October 2013.