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Returned to Forever: The Chick Corea's Songbook, Part 1


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We celebrate the legacy of the late Chick Corea with his countless recordings as a leader or sideman, a body of compositions that have already expanded the jazz canon and will continue to do so in the coming years. In this first part of the programme we'll focus in particular on his "Spanish Heart" and his "Children's Songs" cycle.


  • Ben Allison "Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00
  • Iiro Rantala, Michael Wollny, Leszek Mozdzer "Armando's Rumba (Live)" Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic I (Live) (ACT) 0:16
  • Host talks 5:57
  • Don Grolnick "Oran" Medianoche (Rhino/Warner) 7:47
  • Host talks 13:14
  • Willie Bobo "Guajira" Do That Thing Guajira! (Tico) 14:15
  • Michel Camilo "La Fiesta" Spain Again (EmArcy) 17:06
  • Santana "Castillos de Arena, Pt. 2 (Sand Castle)" Lotus (Live) (Columbia) 23:02
  • Host talks 24:14
  • Bireli Lagrene, Sylvain Luc "Got a Match" Summertime (Dreyfus Jazz) 25:33
  • Roy Haynes Trio "Folk Song" The Roy Haynes Trio (Verve) 28:11
  • Diego Figueiredo "Spain" Tempos Bons (Stunt) 33:36
  • Host talks 38:02
  • Friedrich Gulda "Children's Song No. 20" Gulda Plays Gulda & Corea (Philips) 40:20
  • Susanne Abbuehl "Children's Song No.1" Compass (ECM) 41:42
  • Tommy Smith "Children's Song No. 7; Improvisation 1; Children's Song No. 7 -Continued; Bairn's Sang Batch 2; Children's Song No. 3; Improvisation 2; Children's Song No. 3 -Continued" Modern Jacobite (Spartacus) 44:35
  • Host talks 51:06
  • Kris Bowers "Matrix" Live at the Jazz Kitchen (YouTube) 52:40
  • Nicola Andrioli "Crystal Silence" Les montgolfières (Dodicilune) 59:27
  • Mural "Fingerprints" Shishi's Wish (Berthold) 1:02:20
  • Host talks 1:07:37
  • Chick Corea "Quartet No. 1" Three Quartets (Reissue) (Stretch) 1:08:18
Photo credit: Roberto Cifarelli.

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