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Now He Sings, Now He Sobs [Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered]

Chick Corea Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (29 July 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B0000691U2
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 55,180 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  3. Now He Sings, Now He Sobs (Digitally Remastered) 7:03£0.99  Buy MP3 
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Chick Corea's Finest Hour 30 Sep 2005
By mtro
Format:Audio CD
While Chick Corea is perhaps best known for his brief stint with Miles Davis, his trailblazing 70's fusion work with Return To Forever and his 80's and 90's work with Dave Weckl and John Patticuti in his Elektric Band, it's interesting to hear that his piano style (a weird fusion of latin jazz, free jazz, bebop, modern jazz and 20th century classical) was fully formed even on this early trio date, the one that perhaps best shows his musical direction before being forced into playing electric piano by Miles Davis and eventually going down the fusion route. The trio on this date has reformed several times and consists of Corea, Chezch bassist Miroslav Vitous (later of Weather Report) and (even then) veteran drummer Roy Haynes (famous for his work with Bud Powell among others). Opener 'Steps/What Was' perhaps exemplifies what a superb group this is with Chick Corea combining simple musical motifs with his own virtuoso playing and letting the rhythm section carry him into the stratosphere. I'm particulary fond of the transition between the two songs, by way of a fantastic Roy Haynes drum solo. The music bridges the gap between structured and free improvisation and the cd itself is packed with bonus tracks not on the original lp, further demonstating the ability of this trio, that must rank of one of the finest since Bill Evans, Scott LaFaro and Paul Motian's legendary combination.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars When the music was all that mattered 4 April 2012
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Exciting, courageous, invigorating, intense, provocative, touching, emotional, demanding, swinging, surprising, fresh, profound, humourous, dynamic, unpredictable, expansive, engaging, flawless, human....

Along with Dave Holland's 'Conference of the Birds', 'Now He Sings, Now He Sobs' remains one of the most accessible albums of an era in Jazz that demanded much of its audience but offered much more in return. For piano jazz fans, a must have. For rhythm section players, a must have. For everyone else? You can't get much more for the money.

Arguably Chick's finest moment.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Now he's not sure about this, now he is! 15 May 2011
Format:Audio CD
I saw this CD reviewed by a bassist feature in Bass Guitar Magazine. It was one of those CDs that took a few plays before I started liking it - now I love it. From a bassist's perspective, there are some really great tracks to get your ear around. If you're after something different, then give this a try.
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5.0 out of 5 stars amazing, a must-have for jazz piano students 30 July 2002
By Ron Cronovich - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This album was first recommended to me in 1982 by Dan Hearle, perhaps the best jazz piano teacher of all time and author of many books on improvisation and chord voicings and other aspects of jazz piano and jazz playing. I was taking Dan's jazz piano master class at North Texas State University (now called University of North Texas), and he played it for us and urged us to grab up any copies of this important, then out-of-print album that we could find.
Thankfully, the album came out on cd, and now has been freshly remastered. I have the original cd, so I can't comment on the sound quality of the remaster. The sound quality of the original is very good, though.
More importantly, the playing is amazing. At that young age, Chick was already a mature and important player and composer. Most of the tracks on "Now He Sings, Now He Sobs" are accessible and enjoyable to any jazz fan, not just students of jazz piano. (In contrast, another Corea jazz trio album from the same era "The Song of Singing" contains more free jazz and is less accessible.)
"Now He Sings" features great playing by Roy Haynes and Miroslav Vitous. This excellent trio had a reunion in the 1980s, to record (at least) two more albums: "Trio Music" and "Trio Music: Live in Europe". Their 1980s sound is more mature, their individual styles are more fully realized, but the 1960s recording "Now He Sings, Now He Sobs" is still a gem that belongs in the collection of jazz pianists and jazz fans alike.
Highly recommended.
23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a jazz milestone 25 Sep 2004
By Cedric Westphal - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Roy Haynes, Miroslav Vitous, Chick Corea team here on this amazing cd. One of the best piano trio albums of all times. It is from 68, but it sounds much fresher than this. I guess because most of the tunes are Corea originals, and that the band has a distinctive sound. Corea is inspired and tirelessly inventive. Roy Haynes drives the beat, echoing the piano's rythmic inventions, as if he was an extension of Corea. Well, I cannot single out Roy, as it is the whole band that is symbiotic. This is a classic.
17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My Favorite Corea Album 13 Jan 2007
By Bradley Olin - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I bought this album after listening to an interview with Chick Corea on NPR over the summer last year. In the interview he was asked the quintessential question: "What is your favorite album that you've put out over the years?". His answer was this album.

The album stands up to that testament. The emotion, energy, and talent of Chick and his band is incredible. Every time I listen to this album I hear something new. I'd give it 6 stars if I could.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Masterpiece 14 Jan 2007
By Swing King - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Ron McMaster did a wonderful remaster job on this 1968 album for Blue Note Records, treating it to a 24-bit resolution transfer and providing a sound quality that is unrivaled by previous releases. If you enjoy great improvised jazz piano in a trio format, you'll be sure to welcome this one as a new addition to your jazz library. With Corea on this occasion are two excellent lifelong sidemen of his, Miroslav Vitous on bass and Roy Haynes on drums.

While Corea was not unknown to the world of jazz in 1968, this album did bring him more notoriety and showcased him as a somewhat radical pianist. This album likely played no small role in Miles Davis having brought Corea onboard later that same year to join his quintet. Many of the pieces on this album may seem too abstract for some, perhaps appearing too loose or unstructured. If you do come to such a conclusion, you will at least come to appreciate "Matrix" (now a standard) for its cohesiveness.

Personally, I enjoy immensely the free interaction between each artist on this album. The original release of "Now He Sings, Now He Sobs" had five tracks, but this wonderful reissue has 8 bonus tracks making this purchase an obvious win. Outstanding piano improvisation from one of the genre's finest pianists, this album is a must own as much for it's beauty as for its radicalism.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential, Dark, Mystifying, Incredible 9 Oct 2010
By BKnola - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
If you enjoy music, you need this album. When listening to this disc, one gets the sense that Chick is putting his entire self into the piano. The dark atonal passages delivered in perfect rhythm will send chills down your spine. The first two tracks, Steps-What Was and Matrix, are worth the price alone. Corea plays with the fury and passion of the 1960s in the language of European modernists like Bartok and Stravinsky. The interesting part is that this album also swings. Hard. Roy Haynes is absolutely fabulous as always, and has the perfect sound to accompany Chick. Miroslav Vitous provides an extremely powerful rhythmic and harmonic presence, as well as virtuosic, freaklike proficiency in his solos. This is an overlooked masterpiece, and one of the best trio performances of all time.
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