A heads up dear readers to a big highlight of the early autumn with the release of piano-duo album Mirror Mirror featuring the great Brazilian pianist Eliane Elias in duo with US jazz icon Chick Corea, who sadly died earlier this year, alternating with Cuban titan Chucho Valdés.
We listened to Mirror Mirror earlier and it's stunning simple as that. Elias' first piano-only recording since 1994’s Solos and Duets, the new album, out on the reborn Candid label, was recorded in studios in Manhattan and Brooklyn with Chick on four tracks, Chucho on three. Eliane produced the record with her husband bassist Marc Johnson and Johnson's fellow bassist the Methenyian erstwhile Impossible Gentleman, Steve Rodby.
Tracks are: 'Armando's Rhumba' (with Chick Corea); 'Esta Tarde Vi Llover' (with Chucho Valdés); 'Blue Bossa' (with Chick); 'Corazon Partio' (with Chucho); 'Mirror Mirror' (with Chick); 'Sabor A Mi' (with Chucho); and 'There Will Never Be Another You' (with Chick). Release date is 10 September. Eliane Elias with Chick Corea, top, and Chucho Valdés, above