June 06, 2000
Universal (Pty) Ltd.
Jazz, Post-Bop, Jazz Instrument, Piano Jazz, Standards

Album Review

Part two of Corea's solo piano series features standard tunes. There is a preponderance of Thelonious Monk music: "Monk's Dream," "Blue Monk," "Ask Me Now," and "'Round Midnight." Bud Powell, another piano legend whose music Corea has recorded and studied closely over the years, is represented by "Dusk in Sandi" and "Oblivion." The more universally familiar selections are "But Beautiful," "Thinking of You," "Yesterdays," "It Could Happen to You," "So in Love," "How Deep Is the Ocean," and "Brazil." Corea knows this music intimately and is uniquely able to mine each selection for fresh insights and possibilities. There are few pianists alive who equal Corea in stature and influence, and this beautiful concert recording reminds us of his continuing importance as an interpreter of jazz tradition.
David R. Adler, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Monk's Dream
  2. But Beautiful
  3. Blue Monk
  4. Ask Me Now
  5. Thinking of You
  6. Yesterdays
  7. Dusk in Sandi
  8. It Could Happen to You
  9. 'Round Midnight
  10. So in Love
  11. How Deep Is the Ocean?
  12. Obilivion
  13. Brazil
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