Now He Sings, Now He Sobs

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Now He Sings, Now He Sobs
Now He Sings, Now He Sobs.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedDecember 1968[1]
RecordedMarch 14, 19 and 27, 1968
StudioA&R Studios, New York City
GenreJazz, free jazz
Length40:24 Original LP
68:48 CD reissue
LabelSolid State
SR 3157
Blue Note
2002 CD reissue {724353826529}
ProducerSonny Lester
Chick Corea chronology
Tones for Joan's Bones
Now He Sings, Now He Sobs
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide4/5 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" (Guy Wood, Robert 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., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 51. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.