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To sing a Chick melody and get inside the mind of a Sicilian/Spanish/Space Genius has been a magical and transformational odyssey, filled with majestic vistas of España, starry expanses of universe, children singing, pixies, leprechauns, love castles and fusion tones that have rattled my bones. I became a lifelong Chick Corea fan when I first heard the groundbreaking album Inner Space, and I haven't looked back since. The things that have left the greatest impression on me, as we complete this CD, have been the scope of Chick's musical imagination, his mastery of rhythm, his playfulness, and his restless creative curiosity. I will also treasure the conversations with Chick about his parents, Anna and Armando, which informed the lyric for "Armando's Rhumba." Thank you Chick, for all the challenges, the elegant beauty of your writing, and for the opportunity to put our vocal spin on your music. - JANIS SIEGEL
Great compositions by Chick Corea arranged and sung by Manhattan XFR.
Vocalese is a style or genre of jazz singing wherein lyrics are written for melodies that were originally part of an all-instrumental composition or improvisation.
All in all, after 40 years The Manhattan Transfer is still able to make great music.
This group has done many jazzy tunes that are intelligible, but this CD is not one of them. It is not for the casual listener. Read morePublished 11 months ago by dawn m milne
Absolutely amazing! Great compositions by Chick Corea arranged and sung by Manhattan XFR. The vocal execution is fabulous. Read morePublished on June 13, 2011 by BruceG
Ok, if this album were in vinyl-with-sylus-needle form, I'd have nothing more than shreds of black coiled plastic on a revolving platter. Read morePublished on January 14, 2011 by Grrr
This is one of the most complete albums I have purchased, vocal artistry, imaginative & exemplary musicianship & production of the highest calibre,dosen't get much better than... Read morePublished on June 25, 2010 by 123bodge
I am nearly lost for words after giving this album a listen.
As a lifetime fan, I was unbelievably excited to hear of the release of a Chick Corea songbook. Read more
Chick Corea's music has never called to me, but I'm a huge admirer and fan of The Manhattan Transfer so I bought the album. Read morePublished on March 18, 2010 by BGM328i
Four Quarters Entertainment presents "THE CHICK COREA SONGBOOK", features The Manhattan Transfer's latest release, spotlights Chick Corea's most recognizable material with an... Read morePublished on October 18, 2009 by J. Lovins
this new Man Tran album is inspired, energized and soulful! Without a doubt, The Chick Corea Songbook is a landmark/milestone album in the already glorious 40 year career of the... Read morePublished on October 14, 2009 by V. Moy Ortiz