The Chick Corea Songbook

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The Chick Corea Songbook
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Studio album by The Manhattan Transfer
Released September 29, 2009 (2009-09-29)
Genre Vocal jazz
Label Four Quarters Entertainment
Producer Yusuf Gandhi
The Manhattan Transfer chronology
The Definitive Pop Collection
The Chick Corea Songbook

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.

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Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
All About Jazz [2]
Allmusic 3.5/5 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]

# Song title Composer/songwriter length
1 "Free Samba" Corea 5:15
2 "Spain (I Can Recall) Prelude" Joaquín Rodrigo, Al Jarreau, Artie Maren, Corea 3:11
3 "Spain (I Can Recall)" Rodrigo, Jarreau, Maren, Corea 6:37
4 "One Step Closer (The One Step)" Van Dyke Parks, Corea, Tim Hauser 5:16
5 "Children's Song #15" Corea 1:16
6 "500 Miles High" Corea, Neville Potter 6:52
7 "Another Roadside Attraction (Space Circus)" Parks, Corea, Hauser, Basie Hauser 4:21
8 "Time's Lie" Corea, Potter 3:55
9 "La Chanson Du Bébé (Children's Song #1)" Janis Siegel, Corea, Cheryl Bentyne 2:32
10 "Ragtime in Pixiland (Pixiland Rag)" Corea 1:46
11 "The Story of Anna & Armando (Armando's Rhumba)" Siegel, Corea 6:15
12 "Free Samba (Extended Version)" Corea 8:16


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  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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