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Chick Corea is a musician of extraordinary abilities and sometimes maddening shifts in artistic perspective. On Past, Present & Futures, he returns to the trio format that gained him some early renown in 1968 with Now He Sings, Now He Sobs. This time, instead of Roy Haynes and Miroslav Vitous, he's got drummer Jeff Ballard and bassist Avishai Cohen. Like most Corea sidemen, they are gifted players, though lacking the personality of someone such as Stanley Clarke or Barry Altschul. Past, Present & Futures only partially fulfills its title. Corea rows into the mainstream, drawing from Fats Waller's jazz standard "Jitterbug Waltz" to original compositions that owe more to Chick's post-bop roots than to his avant-garde or fusion strains. While much of the music is extremely competent and buoyantly played, only a few tracks lift off, such as "Dignity," with its off-center melancholy, and improvisations that take some pieces deeper. On "Chelsea Shuffle" a hard-bop homage to his old stomping grounds in Chelsea, Massachusetts, you can hear the Horace Silver soul-groove sound that was influencing Corea at the time. Every few years, people think Chick Corea has lost it, and every few years Chick does an album that shows that he may not be on the bleeding edge anymore, but he hasn't lost a thing. --John Diliberto

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Fingerprints
  2. Jitterbug Waltz
  3. Cloud Candy
  4. Dignity
  5. Rhumba Flamenco
  6. Anna's Tango
  7. The Chelsea Shuffle
  8. Nostalgia
  9. The Revolving Door
  10. Past, Present & Futures
  11. Life Line


Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 10, 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Concord Records
  • ASIN: B00005ATMU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #46,858 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By David Dennis on November 2, 2001
Format: Audio CD
A few months ago, I saw Chick Corea's new trio live at a restaurant/jazz club in Hollywood (sorry, I don't remember the name of the place...great place for a concert, not so great for the mandatory dinner). The concert was intense, the perfect small-club setting that is ideal for jazz. Chick's new trio performed about half of the tracks from this album, along with some other works (including a Miles-inspired version of 'Someday My Prince Will Come' with singing by Chick's wife).
I love this album, and welcome Chick's return to more classical jazz roots, with some new material mixed in. In particular, the rhythmic explorations of the trio are incredibly great, high-lighted on the opening track 'Fingerprints'. Of particular note is Avishai Cohen's bass playing. The man is intense! Cohen gets my vote for best jazz bass player currently living. Cohen can cover the range from melodic Paul Chambers style to fast-slapping ska-inspired, a la Flea, along with his own, more original (and almost Middle Eastern) directions.
Chick is back in full-force and creativity with this album and, even better, this recording is absolute reference quality. Played on a quality system (or used as evaluation material while shopping for a new one), this issue does an incredible job of capturing the dynamics and soundstage of a live musical event. This is an audiophile quality demonstration disc.
Even if you're new to jazz, get this album. I guarantee you'll be impressed.
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This has quickly become one of my favorite jazz records. Latin-flavored rhythms are always shifting and changing, demanding your attention. The performances are superb. This is really a showcase for Avishai Cohen, even more so than his own solo albums.
The three form one cohesive unit, it seems as though they are reading each others' minds - the interplay and development of musical ideas happens among the three of them as though every note were written down ahead of time, but it always sounds spontaneous.
This album grabbed my attention from the very beginning and didn't let go until the bitter end. I enjoyed every minute of it.
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Corea's recent acoustic ensemble playing is a welcome return for those of us who fondly remember his early recordings, and this disc is a very good portrayal of Corea at his acoustic and traditional best.
His sidemen on this recording- Cohen and Ballard- aren't as well known as Pattitucci and Weckl (from the "Akoustik" album) nor do they have chops quite as flashy, but I think this is the more musical, more lyrical album of the two. The "Akoustik" album was at its best when Corea was playing solo; here, the interplay between Corea and his sidemen is much more intimate, more communicative.
A fine recording of a fine performance.
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Of the ten or so Chick Corea albums I know, this is my favorite. It's great to hear an established jazz great doing his best work now, rather than just repeating himself. Every one of Corea's compositions on this album is outstanding--tight and carefully composed, using artful Latin rhythms, passionate melodies, and startling dissonances. This album sounds less improvised and more planned than many of Corea's recordings, but that's all to the good when the composer is as powerful as Corea. As other reviewers have mentioned, Aviahai Cohen's bass work is astonishing, recalling the intimate connection that Scott LaFaro had with Bill Evans. If you like Chick Corea, you've got to hear this CD.
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Chick Corea established himself as a genius jazz musician a long time ago. He has recorded several albums that are regarded as especially innovative, such as Now He Sings Now He Sobs, Light as a Feather, Three Quartets, etc. I think whether or not this album belongs in that category is a debateable; it really depends on how influential it is on musicians, but I would not be surprised if it eventually becomes an album like that.

Chick Corea seems to have been going for this sound for a while, with albums like Akoustic Band, but I think he achieves it with better success here. Some of the compositions here are unlike any other jazz I have ever heard. Songs like "Fingerprints" and "Chelsea Shuffle" have a ton of rhythmic punches (in the case of the blues "Fingerprints," the punches are the main theme), and incredible group interplay is present here, with many cases of piano/bass doubling the same line in the composition (other tunes that do this include "Dignity," "Revolving Door," and "Cloud Candy"). The songs on this album seem to require a very precise group interplay, and the musicians pull it off beautifully.

The sound of this album is also quite different from most of his other ones; the atmosphere here is very light with lots of space and emphasis on higher notes. It reminds me of classical music, particularly impressionism, and it also reminds me of Bill Evans's approach, but the songs themselves are very unlike anything Evans would play. Chick also features interludes between solos on this album, such as "Cloud Candy," "Dignity," and "Rhumba Flamenco.
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