Circling In

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Circling In
Circling In.jpg
Studio album by Chick Corea
Released 1975
Recorded March 14, 19 & 27, 1968 and April 7, August 13 & 19, 1970
Genre Jazz, avant-garde jazz[1]
Label Blue Note
Chick Corea chronology
Now He Sings, Now He Sobs
(1968)
Circling In
(1968-70)
Circulus
(1970)

Circling In is a double LP by jazz pianist Chick Corea featuring performances recorded between 1968 and 1970, including the first recordings by the group Circle, which was first released on the Blue Note label in 1975.[2] It contains trio performances by Corea with Miroslav Vitous, and Roy Haynes recorded in March 1968, which were later added to the CD reissue of Now He Sings, Now He Sobs as bonus tracks, and performances by permutations of the band Circle recorded in April and July 1970 some of which were later released as Early Circle.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4½ stars stating it "gives one a clear picture into the evolution of pianist Chick Corea during the 1968-70 period".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[4]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Chick Corea except as indicated

Side One

  1. "Ian Lowe" - 4:45
  2. "Gemini" - 4:17
  3. "My One and Only Love" (Guy Wood, Robert Mellin) - 3:33
  4. "Fragments" - 4:01
  5. "Windows" - 3:08

Side Two

  1. "Samba Yanta" - 2:38
  2. "I Don't Know" - 2:38
  3. "Pannonica" (Thelonious Monk) - 2:58
  4. "Blues Connotation" - 7:17
  5. "Duet For Bass And Piano No.1" (Chick Corea, Dave Holland) - 3:28
  6. "Duet For Bass And Piano No.2" (Corea, Holland) - 1:40

Side Three

  1. "Danse For Clarinet And Piano No.1" (Corea, Anthony Braxton) - 2:14
  2. "Danse For Clarinet And Piano No.2" (Corea, Braxton) - 2:32
  3. "Chimes Part 1" (Corea, Braxton, Holland) - 10:20
  4. "Chimes Part 2" (Corea, Braxton, Holland) - 6:40

Side Four

  1. "Starp" (Holland) - 5:20
  2. "73º - A Kelvin" (Braxton) - 9:09
  3. "Ballad" (Barry Altschul, Braxton, Corea, Holland) - 6:41
    • Recorded at A&R Studios in New York City on March 14, 1968 (Side One, tracks 1 & 3), March 19, 1968 (Side One, tracks 2 & 4), March 27, 1968 (Side One, track 5 and Side Two, tracks 1-3), April 7, 1970 (Side Two, track 4), August 13, 1970 (Side Two, tracks 5 & 6 and Side Three), and August 19, 1970 (Side Four).

Personnel[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/circling-in-r137045
  2. ^ Chick Corea discography, accessed January 21, 2011.
  3. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed January 21, 2011
  4. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 50. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.