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Corea, Chick & The Spanish Heart Band / Antidote
Album:Antidote Collection:Jazz
Artist:Corea, Chick & The Spanish Heart Band Added:06/2019
Label:Concord Records 

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Add Date:2019-07-30 Pull Date:2019-10-01 Charts:Jazz
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Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2019-07-02 
eviewed: 2019-06-30
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: Corea & his new band revisit songs from his classic albums My Spanish Heart and Touchstone. The Spanish Heart Band is a multi-cultural octet playing both these classic and new compositions with guest vocalist appearances. The music covers Spanish, Latin, and flamenco traditions with his own compositions
This music brings together not only the forms of Spanish and Latin music but elements of classical (Stravinsky) and the funk and fusion that have been the hallmarks of Corea’s sound. It’s a cornucopia of influences.
If You Like: Egberto Gismonti, early Return To Forever,
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
**1/ Antidote (9:14) – horns start> uptempo song with male vocal> guitar solo> synth solo> uptempo song> synth solo> flute solo> uptempo song> trombone solo> electric piano solo punctuated by chorus> uptempo jam with chorus> quick fade
*2/ Duende (10:13) – piano chords start slow> slow duet with flute morphs into midtempo jam> trombone solo slows, then swings into uptempo jam & mellows again> pause> midtempo jam> trumpet solo> piano solo> uptempo jam with drum fills> crescendo & fade on piano
**3/ The Yellow Nimbus – Part 1 (5:41) – drums/percussion start> uptempo jam> pause> uptempo jam> flute solo> percussion solo> uptempo jam> quick fade
**4/ The Yellow Nimbus – Part 2 (5:31) – midtempo guitar solo starts> piano solo swings uptempo> uptempo jam> guitar solo> uptempo jam> crescendo and fade on piano
5/ Prelude to My Spanish Heart (1:11) – celestial chorus starts> fade
*6/ My Spanish Heart (6:57) – piano starts slow> bass builds into uptempo song with male vocal> piano solo> trumpet solo> scat singing over fast jam> slow fade into choral crescendo
***7/ Armando’s Rhumba (9:02) – electric piano starts> fast tempo jam> trombone solo> trumpet solo> electric piano solo> percussion solo> fast jam> quick stop
**8/ Desafinado (5:04) – piano starts> midtempo jam> pause> uptempo bossa nova song with female vocal> electric piano solo> uptempo song> quick stop
***9/ Zyryab (11:56) – piano starts slow, builds into uptempo jam> crescendo> guitar solo> piano solo slows, then swings back up> rocking uptempo jam> crescendo end
10/ Pas De Deux (1:40) – midtempo piano solo
**11/ Admiration (8:29) – synth/horns start> uptempo jam> flute solo> uptempo jam> electric piano solo> uptempo jam> percussion solo to fade

Track Listing
1.Antidote 6.My Spanish Heart
2.Duende 7.Armando's Rhumba
3.The Yellow Nimbus - Part 1 8.Desafinado
4.The Yellow Nimbus - Part 2 9.Zyayab
5.Prelude To My Spanish Heart 10.Pas De Deux
 11.Admiration