Friends (Chick Corea album)

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Friends
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Studio album by
Released1978
Recorded1978
GenreJazz
Length51:12
LabelPolydor
ProducerChick Corea
Chick Corea chronology
Secret Agent
(1978)
Friends
(1978)
Delphi I
(1979)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz3/4 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide2/5 stars[3]

Friends is an album by Chick Corea.

The quartet of Corea, Joe Farrell on reeds, Eddie Gómez on bass, and Steve Gadd on drums recorded the album in 1978.[2] It was released by Polydor Records and the cover featured the Smurfs.[2]

Friends received the 1979 Grammy award for Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Group.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All pieces are composed by Chick Corea

Side one[edit]

  1. "The One Step" – 6:05
  2. "Waltse for Dave" – 7:32
  3. "Children's Song No. 5 – 1:15
  4. "Samba Song" – 10:00

Side two[edit]

  1. "Friends" – 9:26
  2. "Sicily" – 6:15
  3. "Children's Song #15" – 1:10
  4. "Cappucino" – 8:39

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
1978 Billboard 200 86[4]
1978 Billboard Jazz Albums 4[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Friends - Chick Corea | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 3 July 2011.
  2. ^ a b c Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 305. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 50. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  4. ^ a b c "Friends - Chick Corea | Awards | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 27 October 2013.