Corea, Clarke & White

Concord, 2011CD
Instrument: PIANO

Issue: 17.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 5
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Sound: 4
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O’s Notes: RTF needs no introduction and each of the members, Chick Corea (p), Stanley Clarke (b) and Lenny White (d) have developed their own legacies owe the past 30 or so years. This recording pleasantly surprised us, as it is an all-acoustic effort captured live from their reunion tour in 2009. They play some jazz classics (“Bud Powell”, “Hackensack” and “Señor Mouse”…) with exceptional solos and then blow us away with a second disc that brings the jazz-fusion and electronic atmosphere that is highly energetic. Guest artists Jean Luc Ponty (violin), Bill Connors (g) and Chaka Khan (vocals) appear on two tracks elevating an already exceptional performance. This is more than a reunion tour as RTF performs as poised, polished confident musicians letting the music speak and oh, there is a lot to say! We preferred the first disc but this is a can’t-miss set.


Publicist: Telarc Jazz