Chick Corea – Three Quarters

30.00

Chick Corea is an American jazz pianist/electric keyboardist and composer, with his compositions “Spain”, “500 Miles High”, “La Fiesta” and “Windows” considered as jazz standards. As a member of Miles Davis’s band in the late 1960s, he participated in the birth of jazz fusion. With Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner, Keith Jarrett and Bill Evans, he has been described as one of the major jazz piano voices to emerge in the post-John Coltrane era. Three Quartets was released in 1981 in collaboration with saxophonist Michael Brecker, bassist Eddie Gómez and drummer Steve Gadd. Chick Corea wanted to create an album of quartets like the many string quartets of the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Impressionist periods; however, he would use jazz instrumentation.”Quartet No. 1″ uses a 1-chord (G altered) solo vamp over a rock beat in 3/4, and a repeated theme that uses stacked fourths. The second track, “Quartet No. 2 (Part I)” is a ballad, dedicated to jazz pioneer Duke Ellington, incorporating many of the Western classical harmonies and tensions that Ellington used in much of his playing. “Quartet No. 2 (Part II)” is dedicated to jazz saxophone legend John Coltrane.

Label: Stretch Records
Cat. # SLP-9002

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