Chick Corea / Eddie Gomez / Paul Motian – Further Explorations

January 17, 2012 / No Comments / Tags: bill evans, blue note nyc, chick corea, eddie gomez, further explorations, paul motian,

(Concord Records)

Further Explorations is pianist-extraordinaire Chick Corea’s tribute to the genius of Bill Evans and his recording, Explorations, which was released 50 years ago. This 2 CD-set was recorded live at the Blue Note in New York in May 2010, along with Evans band alum Eddie Gomez on bass and the late Paul Motian on drums. The mastery of all three men combines into this kinetic aural landscape. Corea and company are heard casually deciding between songs what to play next and the performance that follows is flat-out brilliant. It’s like witnessing three great artists working on a painting together and the result can’t help but be fantastic. Don’t miss this!

Click here to listen to a clip of “Diane”.

Tracks: Disc1: Peri’s Scope, Gloria’s Step, They Say That Falling In Love is Wonderful, Alice in Wonderland, Song No. 1, Diane, Off The Cuff, Laurie, Bill Evans, Little Rootie Tootie.

Disc 2:  Hothouse, Mode VI, Another Tango, Turn Out The Stars, But Beautiful-Part 1, But Beautiful-Part 2, Puccini’s Walk.