The Mad Hatter (album)

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The Mad Hatter
ChickHatter.jpg
Studio album by
Released1978
RecordedNovember 1977
StudioKendun Recorders Burbank, California
GenreJazz fusion, progressive rock
Length50:03
LabelPolydor
ProducerChick Corea
Chick Corea chronology
Live (Return to Forever album)
(1978)
The Mad Hatter
(1978)
Circulus
(1978)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide[2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings [3]

The Mad Hatter is the eleventh album by Chick Corea. Released in 1978, it is a concept album inspired by Lewis Carroll's 1865 novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Chick Corea. "Falling Alice" and "Dear Alice" include additional lyrics by Gayle Moran.

Side one
No.TitleLength
1."The Woods"4:26
2."Tweedle Dee"1:08
3."The Trial"1:40
4."Humpty Dumpty"6:30
5."Prelude to Falling Alice"1:19
6."Falling Alice"8:18
Side two
No.TitleLength
1."Tweedle Dum"2:52
2."Dear Alice"13:07
3."The Mad Hatter Rhapsody"10:44
Total length:50:03

Personnel[edit]

Brass:

  • Stewart Blumberg – trumpet (A3, A5, A6, B2, B3)
  • John Rosenburg – trumpet (A3, A5, A6, B2, B3)
  • John Thomas – trumpet (A5, A6, B2, B3)
  • Ron Moss – trombone (A3, A5, A6, B3)

Strings:

  • Charles Veal – violin (A2, A3, A5, A6, B1–B3)
  • Kenneth Yerke – violin (A2, A3, A5, A6, B1–B3)
  • Denyse Buffum – viola (A2, A3, A5, A6, B1, B2)
  • Michael Nowack – viola (B3)
  • Dennis Karmazyn – cello (A2, A3, A5, A6, B1–B3)

Charts[edit]

Chart (1978) Peak
position
US Billboard Billboard Top Jazz Albums[4] 6
US Billboard Top Pop Albums 61

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Chick Corea - The Mad Hatter (1978) album review | 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. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 305. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.
  4. ^ "Chick Corea - The Mad Hatter (1978); Awards | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 27 October 2013.

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