Chick Corea, Christian McBride, Brian Blade: Trilogy [3CD]
Straightahead / Mainstream Jazz
premiera polska: 2022-11-17
kontynent: Ameryka Północna
opakowanie: Digipackowe etui
Trilogy is a triple-CD set recorded live around the world with Chick’s spectacularly virtuosic trio featuring bassist Christian McBride and drummer Brian Blade. Christian and Brian are both star leaders in their own right (and previously the rhythmic backbone in Corea’s Five Peace Band).
This is a recording to rank with the landmarks of Chick’s career — a marvel of live recorded sound that ranges from reinventions of classic Corea compositions and previously unrecorded originals to an array of jazz standards even freshly re-imagined Scriabin.
Chick said about his trio partners, “Both are master musicians and together we have an easy rapport. There is a lot of give and take in our music. It’s always a lot of fun.” Featuring guest appearances by Jorge Pardo and Nino Josele on “Spain,” and the ethereal vocals of Gayle Moran Corea on “Someday My Prince Will Come.”
The three-disc album was recorded live in Washington, D.C. and Oakland, California, and in Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, Turkey, and Japan. In the Billboard Jazz albums charts 2014 the album peaked number 9. It won the 2014 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Album.
A follow up of this album, entitled Trilogy 2, was issued in 2018 with the same personnel.
John Kelman of All About Jazz summarizes his review with the statement: "It's hard to believe that Corea is now 73 years old but, if anything, he's never been more active—and, with albums as superb as Trilogy, in the company of the equally outstanding McBride and Blade, clearly at the top of his game."
Steve Leggett wrote in his AllMusic review: "This expansive live release finds Corea working with bassist Christian McBride and drummer Brian Blade, and the three have an uncanny connection, filling space with gorgeous and subtle phrasings, gliding through all manner of styles with a seemingly effortless elegance, grace, and freshness." and concludes "Not exactly a holding pattern, and not exactly a career summation, Trilogy will surely please and delight Corea's many fans."
John Fordham of the Guardian wrote: "Chick Corea, now 73, has shown that his curiosity as well as his playing remain undimmed with genre-bending recent ventures such as his Vigil group. But plenty of Corea fans want nothing more than for him to cut loose with a classic acoustic-jazz trio, and that’s precisely the deal for this three-CD set, recorded live around the world between 2010 and 2012.(..) For Corea admirers, and jazz-piano fans of all kinds, it’s a must."
Chick Corea: piano
Christian McBride: double bass
Brian Blade: drums
1. You’re Everything 11:59
2. Recorda Me 7:29
3. The Song Is You 13:55
4. Work 5:15
5. My Foolish Heart 9:20
6. Fingerprints 10:23
7. Spain 18:29
1. This Is New 12:43
2. Alice In Wonderland 9:04
3. It Could Happen To You 12:00
4. Blue Monk 10:01
5. Armando’s Rhumba 9:14
6. Op. 11, No. 9 10:43
7. How Deep Is The Ocean 13:47
1. Homage 10:03
2. Piano Sonata: The Moon 29:58
3. Someday My Prince Will Come 10:21
wydano: Sep 22, 2014
more info: www.concord.com
more info2: chickcorea.com
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- Chick Corea, Christian McBride, Brian Blade
- Trilogy [3CD]
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