Saturday, December 7, 2019
Chick Corea - 1972  "Sundance"
Recorded during the same period as Is, Sundance has four very advanced (if forgettable) Chick Corea compositions interpreted by a septet that includes trumpeter Woody Shaw, Hubert Laws on flute, and Bennie Maupin on reeds. Actually, this is a lesser Corea item with plenty of rambling moments (although it is generally not as free as Is) and is recommended mostly to completists of the pianist who are interested in his early development.
This album is what free form jazz is all about, it is music that wanders with purpose meaning that it sounds like it is not really going in a particular direction then it all comes together with perfect timing. Imagine a soundtrack where you keep falling down hill, and every cymbal crash is you hitting a bump, or some other obstacle as you keep tumbling further downward such as the song "Wind song". This is an instrumental record so it is great to read to especially if it is an energetic story such as a thriller, or detective/ private eye story.
"The Brain" (Chick Corea) – 10:09
"Song of Wind" (Corea) – 8:05
"Converge" (Corea) – 7:59
"Sundance" (Corea) – 10:02
Chick Corea – piano
Hubert Laws – flute, piccolo flute
Bennie Maupin – tenor saxophone
Woody Shaw – trumpet
Dave Holland – bass
Jack De Johnette – drums
Horace Arnold – drums
Posted by Crimhead420 at 7:53 AM