Change

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Jim Macnie
Corea updates his approach every few years, and the rich acoustic sounds of his latest band Origin find him revitalized once again. After seven discs of live material (a 6-cd boxed set and a debut single album were all cut last year at New York's Blue Note club), the sextet glistens on its first studio date. Rather than a blowing session, CHANGE has the band negotiating the pianist's cunning arrangements. As usual rhythmic scope is flaunted - - "Wigwam" is a glowing pulse piece that uses a marimba; it's followed by a puckish tango and bright flamenco that recall the vivacious moves of Corea's 1976 classic MY SPANISH HEART. But while the six players aptly negotiate this ...
See more details below
This CD is Not Available through BN.com

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Jim Macnie
Corea updates his approach every few years, and the rich acoustic sounds of his latest band Origin find him revitalized once again. After seven discs of live material (a 6-cd boxed set and a debut single album were all cut last year at New York's Blue Note club), the sextet glistens on its first studio date. Rather than a blowing session, CHANGE has the band negotiating the pianist's cunning arrangements. As usual rhythmic scope is flaunted - - "Wigwam" is a glowing pulse piece that uses a marimba; it's followed by a puckish tango and bright flamenco that recall the vivacious moves of Corea's 1976 classic MY SPANISH HEART. But while the six players aptly negotiate this music, convolution remains one of the composer's bugaboos - - there's a tad too much intricacy in the program's second half. The motion of "L.A. Scenes" is skittish; "The Spinner" is slightly overwritten. Luckily Origin makes the most of such elaborations. From saxophonist Steve Wilson's mercurial lines to drummer Jeff Ballard's hushed way with polyrhythms, the group speaks with a collective authority. Perhaps that comes from the leader's example. Throughout, Corea's own playing steadily reveals how jazz is a music of subtlety. If the music on CHANGE has a hallmark, it's grace.
All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
Following the massive live outpouring of music that marked the debut of Corea's band Origin, this studio album begins to fulfill some of the sextet's possibilities; hence, the completely appropriate title. The front line is unchanged from the live albums Steve Wilson and Bob Sheppard on reeds and flutes, Steve Davis on trombone, Avishai Cohen remains on bass, and Jeff Ballard replaces Adam Cruz on drums. Again, though everyone solos and interacts intelligently and energetically, Corea is still Origin's most distinctive presence, and he reinforces his dominance by being the album's sole composer, save for Cohen's "Lylah." Corea makes his debut on marimba on the leadoff track, "Wigwam," which he plays in an Afro-Cuban-spiced manner his Spanish tinge on marimba is even more pronounced in live performance. "Armando's Tango" sends the Latin explorations further South, while "Little Flamenco" is a busy, highly syncopated, high-energy outing driven by a simulation of flamenco hand-clapping by Ballard with nice flute work by Wilson. But when "Early Afternoon Blues" harkens back to bedrock hard bop in every respect, straight out of Blue Note, the CD settles pretty much back into the mainstream with a few quirky compositional motifs to pique your interest. The best tune on the CD is the closer, "Awakening," which echoes all the way back to Corea's triumphant RTF album Where Have I Known You Before.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/8/1999
  • Label: Stretch Records
  • UPC: 013431902324
  • Catalog Number: 9023

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Wigwam (6:56)
  2. 2 Armando's Tango (5:54)
  3. 3 Little Flamenco (6:42)
  4. 4 Early Afternoon Blues (6:37)
  5. 5 Before Your Eyes (5:08)
  6. 6 L.A. Scenes (5:36)
  7. 7 Home (7:51)
  8. 8 The Spinner (7:56)
  9. 9 Compassion (7:47)
  10. 10 Night (Lyla) (3:02)
  11. 11 Awakening (6:17)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Chick Corea Primary Artist, Piano, Marimbas, Hand Clapping
Bob Sheppard Clarinet, Flute, Bass Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Steve Wilson Clarinet, Flute, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Steve Davis Trombone
Avishai Cohen Acoustic Bass
Jeff Ballard Drums, Hand Clapping
Technical Credits
Chick Corea Producer, Executive Producer
Bernie Kirsh Engineer
Ron Moss Producer, Executive Producer
Alan Yoshida Mastering
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously