CHICK COREA The Continents 4779952

. . . imaginative and bursting with jazz virtues . . . [the title piece is played] with all the majesty that could be provided by an orchestra . . . It's all appealing . . . the greatest pleasure of the two-disc set is on the second disc in which Corea's quintet were recorded by the engineer and producer without telling anyone they were being recorded . . . It's there you'll hear the likes of Kenny Dorham's "Blue Bossa" and "Just Friends." It's also there that you'll have the huge pleasure of hearing Corea at the piano solo in a series of pieces called "Solo Continuum" . . .

. . . the overall variety of colour and attack, and the quality of playing are compelling . . . intriguing . . .

. . . piano legend Chick Corea remains one of the most eclectic and prolific artists in jazz . . . the music throughout is energetic and exciting, with Corea's terrific quintet . . . one of the best pairings of jazz ensembles and orchestra you're likely to hear, mostly because the handpicked classical players have a genuine feel for jazz and the arrangements achieve a real synergy between the two musical worlds.