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
ProducerThe Manhattan Transfer, Yusuf Gandhi
The Manhattan Transfer chronology
The Symphony Sessions
The Chick Corea Songbook
The Junction

The Chick Corea Songbook is the twenty-second 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.


Professional ratings
Review scores
All About Jazz[2]

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]

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


The Manhattan Transfer

Additional personnel


  • The Manhattan Transfer – producers
  • Yusuf Gandhi – executive producer, album concept
  • Bill Airey Smith – engineer, mixing
  • Scott Noll – engineer, mixing
  • Mark Wilder – mastering
  • Brian Bacchus – album coordinator
  • Burton Yount – art direction, design


  1. ^ a b "Chick Corea Songbook". Amazon.
  2. ^ a b c D'Souza, Jerry (15 October 2009). "The Manhattan Transfer | The Chick Corea Songbook". Retrieved 12 February 2012.
  3. ^ Nastos, Michael G. "The Chick Corea Songbook - The Manhattan Transfer | AllMusic". Retrieved 12 February 2012.

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