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Yes, it's a Chick Corea Album,
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After a good listen through, I would agree with the above review that it isn't a Bill Evans album. But for the pieces that were Bill's own, it a pretty good extention via another great pianists' style, and excellent listening. Thus the title "Further Extentions". After just seeing Chick play with his own Return to Forever tour playing his own music, I must say his playing on this album is remarkably "Un-Chick", due probably to his attempt to capture and extend Bill Evan's spirit. Whether that can ever be done is open to question, for sure, as I think Bill Evans was the best jazz pianist who ever lived. What I can say for sure is that *artiste* arguments aside, this is a fine, straight up jazz album of music from a master done by a master. Honestly, the chance to hear Paul Motian's playing now in the same idiom he played in with Bill Evans some 40+ years ago is worth the ticket price alone.
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Initial post: Feb 14, 2012 11:20:17 PM PST
Frank Rebro says:
Couldn't agree more about the Paul Motian comment.
Posted on Jul 27, 2012 6:27:26 AM PDT
S. Henderson says:
Further "Extentions?" Title is Further Explorations but, no matter.
Posted on Nov 11, 2013 2:58:00 PM PST
D. Bartholome says:
I agree with your review, but I cringe to hear any jazz musician described as the "best" on his or her instrument. We aren't talking about sports here. There is no "best."
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