Plays (2xCD)

Plays (2xCD)

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- SIGNED or unsigned Plays double CD

The latest addition to Chick’s remarkable discography is Plays, a captivating and intimate double album of solo performances. While he claims that, “Solo piano is lonely,” Chick finds himself in good company throughout these stellar performances, engaging with several of his favorite composers. The list of icons represents a wide swath of musical history, from the classical repertoire of Mozart and Chopin to formative jazz influences like Thelonious Monk and Bill Evans, on to the Great American Songbook classics, the bossa nova beauty of Jobim, and the modern pop sensibility of Stevie Wonder. With countless classics having become standards over the last half century, Corea himself deserves to take his place in that pantheon, and Plays includes a number of pieces – reprised from past albums or spontaneously improvised – from his own estimable songbook. The album also showcases his charming rapport with enthusiastic audiences in concert halls across Europe and the U.S., who become integral collaborators in these spirited renditions. 

“I’m part of a lineage,” Corea explains. “The thing that I do is similar to what Monk did, to what Bill Evans and Duke Ellington did, and moving back into another era of music, what Bach and Mozart and Beethoven did. These were all pianists who were composers at heart, who gathered their own musicians together to play. I feel so proud to be a part of that tradition.” 

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 

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