Piano Improvisations Vol. 2

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Piano Improvisations Vol. 2
Piano Improvisations Vol. 2.jpg
Studio album by
Released1972
RecordedApril 21 and 22, 1971
StudioAme Bendiksen Studio, Oslo, Norway
GenreJazz
Length40:12
LabelECM
ProducerManfred Eicher
Chick Corea chronology
Piano Improvisations Vol. 1
(1971)
Piano Improvisations Vol. 2
(1972)
The Leprechaun
(1976)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide5/5 stars[2]

Piano Improvisations Vol. 2 is an album recorded by Chick Corea and released in 1972.

The album, along with its counterpart Piano Improvisations Vol. 1 (1971), was recorded over the course of two days in Oslo, Norway. The two albums in the Piano Improvisations series serve as a sort of bridge between Corea's other works in Circle and Return to Forever. In addition to seven original pieces written by Corea, he interprets Wayne Shorter's "Masqualero" and Thelonious Monk's ""Trinkle, Tinkle". The only musician featured on the album is Chick Corea on piano.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Chick Corea; except where indicated

  1. "After Noon Song" – 2:53
  2. "Song for Lee Lee" – 2:46
  3. "Song for Thad" – 2:05
  4. "Trinkle, Tinkle" (Thelonious Monk) – 2:07
  5. "Masqualero" (Wayne Shorter) – 5:40
  6. "Preparation 1" – 2:41
  7. "Preparation 2" – 0:58
  8. "Departure from Planet Earth" – 7:41
  9. "A New Place: Arrival / Scenery / Imps Walk / Rest" – 13:19

Personnel[edit]

  • Engineer: Jan-Erik Kongshaug
  • Producer: Manfred Eicher
  • Cover design by B & B Wojirsch

Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
1975 Billboard Jazz Albums 33[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Piano Improvisations, Vol. 2 - Chick Corea | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 3 July 2011.
  2. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 50. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  3. ^ "Piano Improvisations, Vol. 2 - Chick Corea | Awards | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 27 October 2013.

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