The Song of Singing

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The Song of Singing
Studio album by Chick Corea
Released 1970
Recorded April 7, 1970 - April 8, 1970 A&R Recording New York City
Genre Free Jazz, Post-Bop
Length 28:38
Label Blue Note
Producer Sonny Lester
Chick Corea chronology
The Song of Singing
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[2]

The Song of Singing is Chick Corea's fifth solo recording, released in 1970.

The album features a trio with Barry Altschul on drums and Dave Holland on bass (together with Corea making up three fourths of Circle). The setting of the album is free and spontaneous with a few scripted pieces to keep everything on track. The lone piece composed by someone not in the band, Wayne Shorter's Nefertiti is now considered a jazz standard.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Toy Room" (Holland) – 5:51
  2. "Ballad I" (Altschul, Corea, Holland) – 4:17
  3. "Rhymes" (Corea) – 6:50
  4. "Flesh" (Corea) – 6:06
  5. "Ballad III" (Altschul, Corea, Holland) – 5:34
  6. "Nefertiti" (Shorter) – 7:05



  1. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Song of Singing - Chick Corea | AllMusic". Retrieved 3 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 51. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.