I knew it would come to this. Chick Corea was one of my Jim's favorite artists - often playing his tunes in the car as we drove along. But to be honest, I did not like or particularly enjoy the new jazz music. Yes, there are many sections I enjoy, however the sections change quickly without any rhyme or reason. To me, it is just a mish-mash of pleasant sounds thrown together. Splat!
There are four tracks on the album, first published in 1972 and later transferred to the then new CD format:
- Return to Forever
- Crystal Silence
- What Game Shall We Play Today
- Sometime Ago - La Fiesta.
Oh well. I will have to just agree to disagree with Jim on this album.
Armando Anthony "Chick" was born in 1941 in Chelsea, MA and grew up in a musical family. He said, "There were always musicians around. My dad would come home from a gig...he'd bring the band back, they'd have their tuxes on and they'd loosen their ties and my mother would cook some pasta."
Chick began studying piano at age four. His love for that grew as his love for jazz, and he became known as a piano and keyboard expert. He took jazz to new levels. Read more about him. Learn more about the 23-time Grammy-Winning Jazz Legend, Pianist and Composer at his Web site.Dig in and you'll find schedules for concerts, training for professionals, a blog, and store for all your Chick Corea CDs and T-shirts. Or, listen to some of his music on Youtube.
I enjoyed listening to the music, and remembering how my Jim used to tease me with it. "Shall we listen one more time?" Mwa ha ha?