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  • Audio CD (19 Dec. 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: ECM
  • ASIN: B0000646VE
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 300,098 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Sometime Ago
  2. La Fiesta
  3. Desert Air
  4. What Game Shall We Play today
  5. Tweak
  6. Mirror, Mirror
  7. Trio Improvisation 1
  8. Trio Improvisation 3
  9. Rhythm-A-Ning
  10. Eronel
  11. Think Of One
  12. I Hear A Rhapsody
  13. Summer Night--Night And Day

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More than 30 musicians closely associated with ECM over a long period were invited to participate in the rarum anthology project. One major difference between rarum and other jazz samplers is the musicians' active participation at every step of the way: choosing and sequencing material, writing liner notes, often supplying photos from private collections.

Chick Corea prepared two separate rarum collections for ECM. The first of them puts the emphasis on Chick as jazz player (a second volume, for 2003 release, is a "chamber music" anthology) with the ebullient Return To Forever, the duo with Gary Burton (formed at Manfred Eicher's urging and still going strong after 30 years) and the Corea, Miroslav Vitous, Roy Haynes group, another long-running combination, heard with spontaneous improvisations as well as spirited renditions of Thelonious Monk tunes.

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Pianist Chick Corea has spent quality time in even more stylistic camps than his former boss, Miles Davis: postbop, chamber settings, free jazz, classical music, full-bore (and sometimes fully boring) fusion. During his stay with ECM in the '70s and early '80s, a period documented by this single-disc entry in the label's :rarum anthology series, his wingspan was not quite as wide. A good half of the album, which boasts selections and liner notes by Corea, consists of tracks by his adventurous trio with bassist Miroslav Vitous and drummer Roy Haynes, originally heard on Now He Sings, Now He Sobs (1968) and here reunited after more than a decade. Ranging from brief group improvisations to a 14-minute medley of "Summer Night" and "Night and Day", they are lifted by their intriguing blend of personalities. But the heart of the collection resides in Corea's immaculate lyrical duets with vibraphonist Gary Burton and two numbers by the feathery original version of Return to Forever. So much music has flowed under Corea's name, it's easy to overlook the simple, infectious charms of this band, featuring Corea on electric piano, the late Joe Farrell on flute and soprano saxophone, young Stanley Clarke on bass and the husband-wife team of vocalist Flora Purim and percussionist Airto Moreira. ECM's 24-bit/96mhz remasterings, a first for the label, enhance the freshness of these recordings. --Lloyd Sachs

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Quite frankly I have always been a bit suspicious of Chick Corea. I (mistakenly) assiciated him too much with the jazz-rock fusion period (that is not my cup of tea). Then I caught a track from "Hot House" (duets with Gary Burton (vibes)) a copy of which I purchased and have reviewed favourably on this site. To extend my knowledge I bought this compilation album (I don't normally do compilation albums, but here the tracks are chosen by the artist) which has proved a delight. Corea has chosen thirteen tracks taken from five albums recorded between 1972 and 1984.
Four tracks are duets with Gary Burton (they "go back a long way"), six from a later liaison with pianist Miroslav Vitous and drummer Roy Haynes. The earliest tracks feature drummer Airto Moriera and bassist Stanley Clarke. One track has a vocal by Flora Purim.
The majority of the tunes are Corea compositions; there are a couple of "standards" and three compositions by Monk.
My prejudices have been dispelled; Corea is a fine jazz pianist and plays with great empathy with the other musicians.
First class album.
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