The Chick Corea Songbook

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The Chick Corea Songbook
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 29, 2009 (2009-09-29)
GenreVocal jazz
LabelFour Quarters Entertainment
ProducerYusuf Gandhi
The Manhattan Transfer chronology
The Symphony Sessions
(2006)
The Chick Corea Songbook
(2009)
The Junction
(2018)

The Chick Corea Songbook is a studio album released by The Manhattan Transfer on September 29, 2009.[1] The album features The Manhattan Transfer's interpretations of several Chick Corea compositions, including a song written by Corea for this album.[1][2] The executive producer was Yusuf Gandhi. It was the final album with Tim Hauser, who died in between the release of this album and their subsequent album.

Reviews[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
All About Jazz[2]
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[3]

All About Jazz editor Jerry D'Souza stated regarding this album, "Manhattan Transfer is back, and in top-notch form with a marvelous blend of melody and song." Regarding individual songs, he added, "Spain" is magical. The snap and crackle are done to a nicety, the arrangement opening the door to gently cascading harmonies and embracing solo singing," "The Story of Anna & Armando (Armando's Rhumba)" is flamboyant, the vocals swaying and resounding in harmony within the balmy atmosphere of the lyrics".[2]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Free Samba"Corea5:15
2."Spain (I Can Recall) Prelude"Joaquín Rodrigo, Al Jarreau, Artie Maren, Corea3:11
3."Spain (I Can Recall)"Rodrigo, Jarreau, Maren, Corea6:37
4."One Step Closer (The One Step)"Van Dyke Parks, Corea, Tim Hauser5:16
5."Children's Song #15"Corea1:16
6."500 Miles High"Corea, Neville Potter6:52
7."Another Roadside Attraction (Space Circus)"Parks, Corea, Hauser, Basie Hauser4:21
8."Time's Lie"Corea, Potter3:55
9."La Chanson Du Bébé (Children's Song #1)"Janis Siegel, Corea, Cheryl Bentyne2:32
10."Ragtime in Pixiland (Pixiland Rag)"Corea1:46
11."The Story of Anna & Armando (Armando's Rhumba)"Siegel, Corea6:15
12."Free Samba (Extended Version)"Corea8:16

Additional artists[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002IVLWG0
  2. ^ a b c D'Souza, Jerry (15 October 2009). "The Manhattan Transfer | The Chick Corea Songbook". allaboutjazz.com. Retrieved 12 February 2012.
  3. ^ Nastos, Michael G. "The Chick Corea Songbook - The Manhattan Transfer | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 12 February 2012.

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