The Mad Hatter (album)

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The Mad Hatter
ChickHatter.jpg
Studio album by
Released1978
RecordedKendun Recorders Burbank, California
GenreJazz fusion, progressive rock
Length50:03
LabelPolydor
ProducerChick Corea
Chick Corea chronology
My Spanish Heart
(1976)
The Mad Hatter
(1978)
An Evening With Herbie Hancock & Chick Corea: In Concert
(1978)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide2/5 stars[2]

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

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Chick Corea, additional lyrics as noted.

Side one[edit]

  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" (lyrics by Gayle Moran) – 8:18

Side two[edit]

  1. "Tweedle Dum" – 2:52
  2. "Dear Alice" (lyrics by Gayle Moran) – 13:07
  3. "The Mad Hatter Rhapsody" – 10:44

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]

Year Chart Position
1978 Billboard Top Jazz Albums 6 [3]
1978 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. ^ "Chick Corea - The Mad Hatter (1978); Awards | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 27 October 2013.

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