The Chick Corea Songbook

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The Chick Corea Songbook
Studio album by The Manhattan Transfer
Released September 29, 2009
Genre Vocal jazz
Label Four Quarters Entertainment
The Manhattan Transfer chronology
The Definitive Pop Collection
The Chick Corea Songbook

The Chick Corea Songbook is a studio album released by The Manhattan Transfer on September 29, 2009.[1] The album features The Manhattan Transfer's interpretations of several Chick Corea compositions, as well as an additional track that was written specifically by Mr. Corea for this album.[1][2] The Executive Producer was Yusuf Gandhi[3]

Additional artists[edit]

Additional artists on the album include:


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
All About Jazz [2]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[4]

All About Jazz editor Jerry D'Souza stated regarding this album, "Manhattan Transfer is back, and in top-notch form with a marvelous blend of melody and song." Regarding individual songs, he added, "Spain" is magical. The snap and crackle are done to a nicety, the arrangement opening the door to gently cascading harmonies and embracing solo singing," "The Story of Anna & Armando (Armando's Rhumba)" is flamboyant, the vocals swaying and resounding in harmony within the balmy atmosphere of the lyrics," [2]

Track listing[edit]

# Song title Composer/songwriter length
1 "Free Samba" Chick Corea 5:15
2 "Spain (I Can Recall) Prelude" Joaquín Rodrigo, Al Jarreau, Chick Corea, Artie Maren 3:11
3 "Spain (I Can Recall)" Joaquín Rodrigo, Al Jarreau, Chick Corea, Artie Maren 6:37
4 "One Step Closer (The One Step)" Van Dyke Parks, Chick Corea, Tim Hauser 5:16
5 "Children's Song #15" Chick Corea 1:16
6 "500 Miles High" Chick Corea, Neville Potter 6:52
7 "Another Roadside Attraction (Space Circus)" Van Dyke Parks, Chick Corea, Tim Hauser, Basie Hauser 4:21
8 "Time's Lie" Chick Corea, Neville Potter 3:55
9 "La Chanson Du Bébé (Children's Song #1)" Janis Siegel, Cheryl Bentyne, Chick Corea 2:32
10 "Ragtime In Pixiland (Pixiland Rag)" Chick Corea 1:46
11 "The Story Of Anna & Armando (Armando's Rhumba)" Janis Siegel, Chick Corea 6:15
12 "Free Samba (Extended Version)" Chick Corea 8:16


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  2. ^ a b c D'Souza, Jerry (15 October 2009). "The Manhattan Transfer | The Chick Corea Songbook". Retrieved 12 February 2012. 
  3. ^[dead link]
  4. ^ Nastos, Michael G. "The Chick Corea Songbook - The Manhattan Transfer | AllMusic". Retrieved 12 February 2012. 

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