|Studio album by Chick Corea|
|Recorded||April 8 and August 19 & 21, 1970|
Circulus is a double LP by jazz pianist Chick Corea, featuring performances recorded in 1970 by what would become known as the group Circle, which was first released on the Blue Note label in 1978.
The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4½ stars stating "The music is generally quite difficult with sound explorations emphasized over melodic development, and is much closer to the direction that Braxton would explore than what Corea would be playing two years later. But open-eared listeners who enjoy avant-garde jazz will find much to savor during these fascinating performances from one of the new music's top (if short-lived) regular groups".
|The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide|||
All compositions by Chick Corea, Anthony Braxton, Dave Holland, Barry Altschul except where noted. Side One
- "Drone" (Corea, Holland, Altschul) - 22:25
- "Quartet Piece No. 1" - 16:13
- "Quartet Piece No. 2" - 17:33
- "Quartet Piece No. 3" - 12:25
- "Percussion Piece" - 5:52
- Recorded at A&R Studios in New York City on April 8, 1970 (Side One), August 19, 1970 (Side Four, track 2), and August 21, 1970 (Side Two, Side Three & Side Four, track 1).
- Chick Corea - piano, celeste, vibes, percussion
- Anthony Braxton - alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute, clarinet, contrabass clarinet, percussion (Side Two, Side Three and Side Four)
- Dave Holland - bass, cello, guitar, percussion
- Barry Altschul - drums, percussion