Classical and jazz mix combine on upcoming Chick Corea double album

New solo piano double CD Chick Corea Plays to be released at the end of the summer has a wide ranging mix. Mozart, Scarlatti, Scriabin and Chopin are in the selection alongside material by Bill Evans, Thelonious Monk, Jobim, the Gershwins, Jerome …

Published: 21 May 2020. Updated: 45 days.

New solo piano double CD Chick Corea Plays to be released at the end of the summer has a wide ranging mix. Mozart, Scarlatti, Scriabin and Chopin are in the selection alongside material by Bill Evans, Thelonious Monk, Jobim, the Gershwins, Jerome Kern and Stevie Wonder. The album, to be released by Concord Jazz, also includes tracks from Corea's 'Children’s Songs'. The full track listing is:

Disc 1:

1.Chick Talks Mozart and Gershwin

2.Mozart: Piano Sonata in F, KV332 (2nd Part - Adagio)

3.Someone to Watch Over Me

4.Improvisation on Scarlatti

5.Scarlatti: Sonata in D minor K9, L413 Allegro

6.Yesterdays

7.Chick Talks Bill Evans and Antonio Jobim

8.Waltz for Debby

9.Desafinado

10.Chopin: Prelude Op. 28 #4

11.Scriabin: Prelude Op.11 (Part 1) #4

12.Chick Talks Monk

13.Pannonica

14.Trinkle Tinkle

15.Blue Monk

Disc 2:

1.Pastime Paradise

2.Chick Talks Paco

3.The Yellow Nimbus

4.Chick Talks Portraits

5.Portrait: Henrietta

6.Portrait: Chris

7.Chick Talks Duets

8.Duet: Yaron

9.Duet: Charles

10.Chick Talks Children's Songs

11.Children's Song No. 1

12.Children's Song No. 3

13.Children's Song No. 4

14.Children's Song No. 9

15.Children's Song No. 10

16.Children's Song No. 15

17.Children's Song No. 17

18.Children's Song No. 12

Chick Corea, top. Photo: Dan Muse/Concord

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