Now He Sings, Now He Sobs

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Now He Sings, Now He Sobs
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Studio album by Chick Corea
Released December 1968[1]
Recorded March 14, 19 and 27, 1968
A&R Studios, New York City
Genre Jazz, Jazz in Court
Length 40:24 Original LP
68:48 CD reissue
Label Solid State
SR 3157
Blue Note
2002 CD reissue {724353826529}
Producer Sonny Lester
Chick Corea chronology
Tones for Joan's Bones
(1966)Tones for Joan's Bones1966
Now He Sings, Now He Sobs
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[3]

Now He Sings, Now He Sobs is a jazz piano trio album by Chick Corea, released December 1968 on Solid State Records. In more recent times, it was acquired by EMI/Blue Note and reissued on CD with bonus tracks. The musicians on this album are Corea (piano), Miroslav Vitouš (bass), and Roy Haynes (drums). Aside from the jazz standard "My One and Only Love" and Thelonious Monk's "Pannonica", all tracks are original compositions (with some being non-composed free improvisations, such as "The Law of Falling and Catching Up" or "Fragments"). The same line-up recorded on ECM Records in 1981 Trio Music and in 1986 Trio Music, Live in Europe.

In 1999, the single "Now He Sings, Now He Sobs" was given the Grammy Hall of Fame Award.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are originals by the performers, except where noted.

Original release

  1. "Steps - What Was"
  2. "Matrix"
  3. "Now He Sings, Now He Sobs"
  4. "Now He Beats The Drum, Now He Stops"
  5. "The Law Of Falling And Catching Up"

CD release bonus tracks

  1. "Samba Yantra"
  2. "Bossa"
  3. "I Don't Know"
  4. "Fragments"
  5. "Windows"
  6. "Gemini"
  7. "Pannonica" (Thelonious Monk)
  8. "My One and Only Love" (Wood/Mellin)



  1. ^ Billboard Dec 21, 1968
  2. ^ Yanow, Scott (2011). "Now He Sings, Now He Sobs - Chick Corea | AllMusic". Retrieved 26 June 2011. 
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 51. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.