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Chick Corea: Rendezvous In New York

By Published: October 26, 2005
The Rendezvous In New York album earned generally strong reviews, although there were constant differences of opinions about lesser and better content, and that's likely to be the case with the expanded DVD set. But the amount and range of content place this among the top options for first-time Corea listeners and a cornerstone of those with a library of his work. A dedicated person can assemble nine albums of superior and more comprehensive live Corea material, but this is about as strong and consistently strong a representation as one will find from a singe source. Supplementing this with the 2003 DVD A Very Special Concert, featuring a reunion of Return to Forever members in a 1982 acoustic performance, and Chick Corea Elektric Band: Live at Montreux 2004 would round out the genre gap (the outstanding orchestral Corea Concerto is an audio-CD only release, denying an extended video exposure to his rare classical work). Alternatively, those not interested in the quantity or expense of the boxed sets can purchase individual Rendevous DVDs for $18 each, although their release is still pending at the time of this review.

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Chick Corea: Rendezvous In New York



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