The Continents: Concerto for Jazz Quintet & Chamber Orchestra

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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
The two-disc Corea: The Continents Concerto for Jazz Quintet and Chamber Orchestra features pianist Chick Corea performing with his combo and orchestra. The first disc features Corea's six-part composition conceptualized around Africa, the Americas, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, and Europe. While Corea's small group features such players as trombonist Steve Davis, saxophonist Tim Garland, bassist Hans Glawischnig, and drummer Marcus Gilmore, Corea is also backed by a handpicked orchestra conducted by Steve Mercurio and including members of the Harlem String Quartet and Imani Winds. This is truly a forward-thinking ensemble that can deftly fuse intricately arranged orchestral...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Collar
The two-disc Corea: The Continents Concerto for Jazz Quintet and Chamber Orchestra features pianist Chick Corea performing with his combo and orchestra. The first disc features Corea's six-part composition conceptualized around Africa, the Americas, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, and Europe. While Corea's small group features such players as trombonist Steve Davis, saxophonist Tim Garland, bassist Hans Glawischnig, and drummer Marcus Gilmore, Corea is also backed by a handpicked orchestra conducted by Steve Mercurio and including members of the Harlem String Quartet and Imani Winds. This is truly a forward-thinking ensemble that can deftly fuse intricately arranged orchestral passages with more improvisatory jazz sections. The second disc features an extended solo piano series as well as several standards featuring Corea and his small group.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/7/2012
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • UPC: 028947901112
  • Catalog Number: 001644102
  • Sales rank: 119,621

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Africa (8:22)
  2. 2 Europe (20:28)
  3. 3 Australia (6:26)
  4. 4 America (12:32)
  5. 5 Asia (11:09)
  6. 6 Antartica (12:45)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Lotus Blossom (14:30)
  2. 2 Blue Bossa (6:19)
  3. 3 What's This? (5:14)
  4. 4 Just Friends (9:15)
  5. 5 Solo Continuum 31 (1:05)
  6. 6 Solo Continuum 42 (2:05)
  7. 7 Solo Continuum 53 (1:15)
  8. 8 Solo Continuum 64 (2:45)
  9. 9 Solo Continuum 75 (7:24)
  10. 10 Solo Continuum 86 (2:52)
  11. 11 Solo Continuum 97 (1:27)
  12. 12 Solo Continuum 108 (2:56)
  13. 13 Solo Continuum 119 (3:10)
  14. 14 Solo Continuum 1310 (3:46)
  15. 15 Solo Continuum 1411 (3:29)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Chick Corea Primary Artist, Piano
Richard Stoltzman Clarinet
Steve Davis Trombone
Fred Sherry Cello, Concert Master
Tim Garland Flute, Bass Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone
Steven Mercurio Conductor
David Grossman Bass
Jacqueline Leclair Oboe
Ilmar Gavilan Violin
Hans Glawischnig Bass
Gregg August Bass
Marcus Gilmore Drums
Paul Wiancko Cello
Louis Hanzlik Trumpet
David Bowlin Violin
Arnaud Sussmann Violin
David Fulmer Viola
David Byrd-Marrow Horn
Cyrus Beroukhim Viola
Jesse Mills Violin
Valerie Coleman Flute
Mariam Adam Clarinet
Jeff Scott Horn
Monica Ellis Bassoon
Juan-Miguel Hernandez Viola
Melissa White Violin
Ariana Kim Violin
Toyin Spellman-Diaz Oboe
Katie Hyun Violin
Tai Murray Violin
Michael Nicolas Cello
Doori Na Violin
Cyrus Berokhim Viola
Technical Credits
Kenny Dorham Composer
Greg Calbi Mastering
Chick Corea Composer, Producer, Liner Notes, Executive Producer
Bernie Kirsh Engineer, Engineering
Billy Strayhorn Composer
John Klenner Composer
Marc Bessant Art Direction
Halsey Quemere Pro-Tools
Bill Rooney Executive Producer, Management
Steven Epstein Producer
Andrew Elliott Composer's Assistant
Dan Muse Liner Note Coordination
Stefan Fransson Sculpture
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