Track listing 1. Bouncing with Bud 2. Mediocre 3. Willow Grove 4. Dusk in Saudi 5. Obilivion 6. Bud Powell 7. I'll Keep Loving You 8. Glass Enclosure 9. Tempus Fugit 10. Celia Details Playing time: 73 min. Contributing artists: Christian McBride, Joshua Redman, Kenny Garrett, Roy Haynes, Wallace Roney Producer: Bernie Kirsh, Chick Corea, Ron Moss Distributor: Universal Distribution Recording type: Studio Recording mode: Stereo SPAR Code: n/a Album notes Personnel: Chick Corea (piano); Kenny Garrett (alto saxophone); Joshua Redman (tenor saxophone); Wallace Roney (trumpet); Christian McBride (bass); Roy Haynes (drums). Recorded at Mad Hatter Studios, Los Angeles, California. Includes liner notes by Tony Cohan and Chick Corea.
With this 1997 recording, Chick Corea pays homage to Bud Powell
, the jazz pianist he claims as his most abiding inspiration, although you certainly wouldn't have guessed that from listening to the bulk of his albums after the mid-1970s. Corea is joined by an all-star crew of younger musicians--alto saxophonist Kenny Garrett
, tenor saxophonist Joshua Redman
, trumpeter Wallace Roney
, bassist Christian McBride
--plus drummer Roy Haynes
, who played on Powell's seminal bebop sides of the late '40s. (It's interesting to compare Haynes's protobop style on the original "Bouncing with Bud" to his more modern approach here.) It's been a long, long time since Corea has swung with such unselfconscious jubilation. --Rick Mitchell