PAST, PRESENT & FUTURES can be summed up in four words: Brilliant, masterpiece, classic, eclectic. This is Chick Corea's finest hour, a CD collection with 11 selections.
Corea the composer is perfect and the jazz listener will be delighted with this original collection! The song, "Jitterbug Waltz" was not composed by Corea, but it certainly highlights his eclectic style and performance techniques as one of the world's great jazz pianists!
The Chick Corea New Trio features Chick Corea on piano, backed with the talents of jazz greats Jeff Ballard on drums and Avishai Cohen on acoustic bass. This is a flawless recording. The production values are excellent.
Some of the songs include "Fingerprints," "Cloud Candy," "Rhumba Flamenco," "The Chelsea Shuffle," "Nostalgia," "Past, Present & Futures," among others. These are long and creative works, each one as unique and brilliant as the composer who put them together for us to enjoy!
If you want to hear Corea doing some truly unusual things, give a listen to "Rhumba Flamenco," "The Chelsea Shuffle," or "Nostalgia," for starters! This is a CD collection to be enjoyed and played often!
Chick Corea is one of jazz's most prolific composers, and his work continues to be fresh, innovative, and classic jazz at its finest.
If you want an unusual CD collection in your home library, or to give as an exceptional jazz gift to those who enjoy jazz piano, please purchase a copy of PAST, PRESENT & FUTURES! This Chick Corea release deserves much airplay time.
Never has Chick Corea performed more brilliantly at the piano than he does in PAST, PRESENT & FUTURES, and for those who have never heard him play, this is the best possible introduction to his piano genius!
This is the most excellent jazz piano release to come out this year! Congratulations on a collection well-conceived, well-performed, and vastly entertaining in all aspects! The jazz listeners who like Chick Corea will love this CD!