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This review is from: Expressions (Audio CD)
First of all, I'm not an audiophile who has first rate equipment, so I cannot comment on the quality of recording...
I like the music.
Personally, I would prefer a bit more swinging affair, but this album is not of the swinging sort (after all, Corea was regarded as one of the best and most influential fusion keyboardists...).
This is an extremely interesting and contemplative, personal revision of jazz history, containing Corea's originals, jazz classics (f. i. Monk's "Pannonica") and pop-jazz evergreens (including "Stella by Starlight" and Chaplin's "Smile")...
This is not an solo piano album for those who seek for variety, however - the range of Corea's influences and inspirations is huge, but this is Chick Corea's personal album with, perhaps, only Corea's "Blues for Art" and "Smile" giving the touch of the retro-schtick some of us jazz fans like so much...
All in all, a well-rounded and interesting modern jazz album.