A Tribute to Chick Corea

A Tribute to Chick Corea

by Mats Holmquist


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Chick Corea's music, like that of Pat Metheny, is surprisingly adaptable to a big-band format. For this 2003 project, Mats Holmquist arranged seven of Corea's compositions (mostly from the 1970s) for an 18-piece Swedish big band, generally avoiding the most famous pieces (like "Spain") in favor of obscurities ("The One Step" and "Duende"). The soloists, which include trumpeter Peter Apslund, tenors Robert Nordmark (well featured on "Times Lie") and Henrik Westerberg, pianist Daniel Karlsson, Par Grebacken on soprano and clarinet, and guest Henrik Frendin on viola during two tracks, are uniformly impressive. However it is Holmquist's inventive arrangements, which are a logical extension of Corea's original performances, that are the real stars. Recommended.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/31/2003
Label: Caprice
UPC: 7391782217209
catalogNumber: 21720
Rank: 208107


  1. Windows
  2. Humpty-Dumpty
  3. Crystal Silence
  4. The One Step
  5. Armandos Rhumba
  6. Times Lie
  7. Duende

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mats Holmquist   Primary Artist
Andreas Carpvik   Trombone
Filip Augustson   Bass
Daniel Karlsson   Piano
Mikel Ulfberg   Guitar
Peter Asplund   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Jerker Lindström   Clarinet,Flute,Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
Magnus Svedberg   Trombone
Henrik Frendin   Viola
Pär Grebacken   Clarinet,Flute,Piccolo,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Stefan Persson   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Karl Olandersson   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Robert Nordmark   Flute,Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Armando Anthony Corea   Composer
Mats Holmquist   Arranger

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