Released today, new 2-disc set!
Concerto for Jazz Quintet
and Chamber Orchestra
A Crowning Achievement in a
Lifetime of Creative Work
as a Composer and Artist
“May well be Chick Corea’s finest work.” – Critical Jazz
“Bounding jazz flavor … There’s no stopping Corea.” – Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
“A truly forward-thinking ensemble that can deftly fuse intricately arranged orchestral passages with more improvisatory jazz sections.” – AllMusic
Chick presents his “musical dream” – his new composition “in the spirit of Mozart” – where jazz, Latin, and classical converge into a globally inspired concerto for jazz quintet and chamber orchestra.
The Continents is performed by Corea with a hand-picked all-star orchestra including members of The Harlem Quartet and Imani Winds, among others – and conducted by Steven Mercurio at the Manhattan Center Studios in June 2011.
The second disc includes Corea’s improvised solos – and four tracks with his jazz quintet from the same sessions.
Also, frequently bought with Further Explorations – the new CD with Chick, Eddie Gomez and Paul Motian.