Thursday, February 10, 2011
Chick Corea/Stanley Clarke/Lenny White: Forever
But it's more than that and better than that, even though that's what it is. My PopMatters review is HERE.
It's better because, no matter how you slice it, Corea and Co are stunning jazz musicians, and when they play without bombast and fusion-show-offiness they are take-your-breath-away wonderful. There are two discs here, and on the first it is just the trio, playing acoustic on harmonically rich material. It's hard to imagine too many jazz fans turning their nose up at this stuff.
If this music were brand new today, would it delight me so, or is nostalgia doing its work? I think that the superb playing transcends time, but you can find out for yourself.