"Electric Chick", the brand-new CD compilation produced by Arnaldo DeSouteiro and released by the Verve Music Group, is now available for sale in the USA at the incomparable "Dusty Groove" shop (in the real store as well as in the virtual shop, through the above link).
Chick Corea: "Electric Chick"
$9.99 ... CD
(€6.40 £5.09 ¥1035) (approx.)
CD (Item 472509)
Killer keyboards from the mighty Chick Corea -- heard here during his late 70s solo years at Polydor Records -- a time when he was kicking back a bit more than in his work with Return To Forever! The tracks on this set are a nice reminder that Corea could be mellow and soulful when he wanted to -- a Fender Rhodes player we'd rank right up there with Bob James or Ahmad Jamal on his instrument, especially on such a well-selected batch of tracks as these! The collection does a great job of dipping around albums like Secret Agent, Friends, My Spanish Heart, and Mad Hatter -- all to find the cuts that stand out as some of the most soulful and well-formed that Corea cut during these years. Other players include Joe Farrell on reeds, Eddie Gomez on bass, and Steve Gadd on drums -- and a few tunes have a light bit of vocals, but never too much. Titles include "Hot News Blues", "The One Step", "Slinky", "Friends", "Love Castle", "The Leprechaun's Dream", "Wind Danse", and "The Mad Hatter Rhapsody".