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Chick Corea: Now He Sings, Now He Sobs (1968)

“Now He Sings, Now He Sobs” has long been considered one of Corea’s best recordings, featuring some of his best writing and a group (bassist Miroslav Vitous, drummer Roy Haynes) that must be considered one of the great piano trios. That it was out of print at one time is incomprehensible, but this, its second reissue, is great. Not only has Blue Note preserved the track order (tracks 1-5, with approximately 40 minutes of playing time comprise the original LP, followed by eight bonus tracks), but the 24-bit remastering renders the performances crystal clear.

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Chick Corea: The Complete “Is” Sessions

The music collected on the 2-disc Complete “Is” Sessions was recorded during three days of sessions in May of 1969. At the time the rhythm section, comprised of Corea, bassist Dave Holland, and drummer Jack DeJohnette, was working with Miles Davis, who was well on his way to defining a new sound with his electric band. The group is highly energized, displaying the same kind of kinetic restlessness that made Corea’s trio recording Now He Sings, Now He Sobs so effective.

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