CHICK COREA

"The Continents" - Concerto for Jazz Quintet & Chamber Orchestra (CD 1)
Jazz Standards / Improvisations (CD 2)

Chick Corea / Orchestra (with Jazz Quintet) / Steven Mercurio

2 CD 4779952
Release Date: February 2012
DISC ONE
The Continents
Concerto for Jazz Quintet & Chamber Orchestra
Composed by Chick Corea (Crystal Silence Music/BMI)
01   Africa   08:22
02   Europe   20:28
03   Australia   06:26
04   America   12:32
05   Asia   11:09
06   Antarctica   12:45

 

DISC TWO
Songs 3, 5-15 composed by Chick Corea (Crystal Silence Music/BMI)
01   Lotus Blossom (Billy Strayhorn: Billy Strayhorn Songs,
Inc./Chrysalis One Music/ASCAP)
14:30
02   Blue Bossa (Kenny Dorham: Second Floor Music/BMI)06:19
03   What’s This? 05:15
04   Just Friends (John Klenner: EMI Music Publishing, Inc./ASCAP)   09:15
05   Solo Continuum 3101:05
06   Solo Continuum 42   02:05
07   Solo Continuum 5301:15
08   Solo Continuum 64   02:44
09   Solo Continuum 7507:24
10   Solo Continuum 8602:52
11   Solo Continuum 9701:27
12   Solo Continuum 10802:56
13   Solo Continuum 11903:10
14   Solo Continuum 131003:46
15   Solo Continuum 141103:28
DISC ONE
Produced by Chick Corea and Steven Epstein
Recorded by Bernie Kirsh
Edited and Mixed by Todd Whitelock
Recorded at Manhattan Center Studios, NYC
Protools Op: Halsey Quemere
1st Assistant: Sheldon Yellowhair
Assistant: Maki Suzuki
Chief Technical Engineer: Darren Moore
Chief Technical Advisor: Joel Scheuneman
Postproduction at MSR Studios, NYC
Assistant Mix Engineer: Brett Mayer
DISC TWO
Produced by Chick Corea
Recorded and Mixed by Bernie Kirsh
Recorded at Manhattan Center Studios, NYC
Protools Op: Halsey Quemere
1st Assistant: Sheldon Yellowhair
Assistant: Maki Suzuki
Chief Technical Engineer: Darren Moore
Chief Technical Advisor: Joel Scheuneman
Postproduction at MSR Studios, NYC
Assistant Mix Engineer: Brett Mayer
Mixed in Studio C at Sear Sound, NYC September 3 and 4, 2011
Assistant Engineer: Ted TuthillI
Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound, NYC
© 2012 Chick Corea Productions
(p) 2012 Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft mbH, Berlin
Printed in the E.U.
Executive Producers: Chick Corea and Bill Rooney
Yamaha CFIIIS Concert Grand supplied by Yamaha Musical Products
Piano Tuner: Kaz Tsujio
Concertmaster: Fred Sherry
Production Coordination: Evelyn Brechtlein
Assistant to Chick Corea: Andrew Elliott
Art Direction & Design: Marc Bessant
Cover Sculpture: “Roll” (Piano strings, vinyl & metal) by Stefan Fransson (www.artists.de)
Photography: John Rogers
Art Coordination: Julie Rooney
Liner Note Coordination: Dan Muse
Manager: Bill Rooney, billrooney@chickcorea.com

As it took this great team to make it happen, my heartfelt thanks go to:
Bill Rooney for helping me realize this concerto by managing my ideas through to realities.
Tim Garland, Marcus Gilmore, Hans Glawischnig and Steve Davis for their friendship and brilliant performances.
Fred Sherry for helping me assemble the perfect set of musicians for this project.
And to Steve Mercurio for his warmth and care in helping me bring the details of my score into focus.
The Harlem String Quartet and Imani Winds for bringing their uplifting spirit to this music.
And to Richard Stoltzman for his encouragement and transcendent clarinet sound.
All the musicians of the orchestra for their high-spirited performances.
Steve Epstein for his expert handling of the complexities of the sonic environment – and the recording and editing aspects of this project.
Bernie Kirsh for his friendship and artistic recording – and Todd Whitelock for his masterful editing and mixing.
My personal thanks to my wife Gayle Moran Corea for her love and support.
And to L. Ron Hubbard for being a continual source of inspiration.
Chick Corea