The Leprechaun (Chick Corea album)

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The Leprechaun
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Studio album by Chick Corea
Released 1976
Genre Jazz
Length 37:48
Label Polydor
Producer Chick Corea
Chick Corea chronology
Piano Improvisations Vol. 2
(1971)
The Leprechaun
(1976)
My Spanish Heart
(1976)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[2]

The Leprechaun is an album by Chick Corea recorded and released in 1976.

The album was recorded during Corea's time with his jazz fusion group Return to Forever. Though the album is more jazz oriented than anything Return to Forever had produced up to that time, the fusion edge still rings through quite clearly. Corea was awarded the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Performance by a Group for the album and the Grammy Award for the Best Instrumental Arrangement for "Leprechaun's Dream, Pt. 1" at the 19th Annual Grammy Awards in 1977.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All pieces composed by Chick Corea unless otherwise noted.

Side one[edit]

  1. "Imp's Welcome" – 2:56
  2. "Lenore" – 3:26
  3. "Reverie" – 2:01
  4. "Looking at the World" (Lyrics: Neville Potter) – 5:29
  5. "Nite Sprite" – 4:33

Side two[edit]

  1. "Soft and Gentle" (Gayle Moran) – 5:09
  2. "Pixiland Rag" – 1:11
  3. "Leprechaun's Dream Part 1" – 6:29
  4. "Leprechaun's Dream Part 2" – 6:34

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
1976 Billboard 200 42[3]
1976 Billboard R&B Albums 32[3]
1976 Billboard Jazz Albums 1[3]

References[edit]

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

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